As retirement brings to a close the record-breaking career of Tony McCoy today, we look at 10 moments and talking points - in no particular order - which capture the essence of a sporting phenomenon.
The curtain comes down on the career of Tony McCoy at Sandown today, with the racing world quick to pay tribute to the record-breaking champion:
Ruby Walsh, jockey
"It's wonderful for a jump jockey to have ridden for as long as he has and to be able to retire on his own terms. It's incredible. He's been amazing. He's an incredibly tough guy mentally and he's very astute."
Sandown’s penultimate race on Saturday is a thirty grand handicap chase (5.00), and the two that make most appeal are Generous Ransom and Horizontal Speed, who sit at the top of the weights in a competitive little heat. It is hard to split the tightly-matched pair but the former just edges the verdict.
Lincoln (stall 14 of 14) beat only one home after making the early running in the Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster on his comeback, an effort that is easy to forgive as the track was eating front-runners alive and his best form is at 7f.
Today is all about celebrating the career and waving goodbye to AP McCoy as a jockey and he has two final rides for us to enjoy on his final day in the saddle. We preview all the main action from a top class and emotional day at Sandown Park this afternoon.