AP McCoy wins 4,000th race: Jockey's career in pictures and statistics

Anthony Peter McCoy: The 18-time champion jockey. After clocking up an unprecedented 4,000th jump racing victory, we look at the Northern Irishman's career in photos and statistics - the injuries, the highs, the lows, friends, trophies and famous faces
Fall guy: With an average of one fall in every 16 rides, jump racing is a dangerous sport. McCoy is renowned for his ability to handle pain. In November of last year, he passed a fitness test to ride at Ascot despite having 20 stitches in his face, two broken teeth and a patchwork of plasters on his nose and lip
Bouncing back: McCoy defies the doctors with his ability to return from injuries. He started the 2013-14 season nearly three weeks late after suffering punctured lungs and broken ribs in a fall at Cheltenham in April. He began the campaign 16 winners behind then title leader Jason Maguire - and is now over 60 ahead
Big backers: In his illustrious career, McCoy has been most closely associated with two trainers - former top jockey Jonjo O'Neill (top) and 15-times champion trainer Martin Pipe (right). The 39-year-old lives in Berkshire with his wife Chanelle and they have two children - Eve, six (pictured) and three-month-old Archie Peadar (another AP)
Grand stand: McCoy salutes the crowd after one of his first big wins at the Cheltenham Festival in 1997 - he led all the way on Make A Stand, trained in Somerset by Martin Pipe, to win the Champion Hurdle in front of 60,000 racegoers. He has also won the race on Brave Inca (2006) and Binocular (2010)
Numbers game: McCoy has ridden about 28,000 miles in races, with an average of one in four of those ending in victory. Other riders do well to win one in five. His mounts have earned prize money totalling more than £35m, of which he receives a small percentage. There is no financial reward for winning the jockeys's title
Famous faces: McCoy is friends with flat jockey Frankie Dettori (left), who is five inches smaller at 5ft 5in. Both are Arsenal fans, although McCoy has ridden for racehorse-owner Sir Alex Ferguson, the former Manchester United manager (top right). In 2010, the jockey played alongside Tiger Woods in an Irish charity pro-am golf tournament organised by boss JP McManus
On the course: On his rare days off, the jockey enjoys playing golf with former riders Carl Llewellyn (left), who is godfather to his daughter Eve, and Mick Fitzgerald. They are all Grand National winners, but Fitzgerald calls McCoy 'champ'. Irish jockey Ruby Walsh (right) is a rival and friend. He caddied when McCoy, who has a golf handicap of 14, played with Woods
National icon: Just as it took Frankie Dettori 15 attempts to win the Derby at Epsom, McCoy finally won the Grand National at Aintree at the 15th attempt. His mount Don't Push It, trained by Jonjo O'Neill and owned by JP McManus, was a 40-1 shot on the morning of the race but was sent off 10-1 joint favourite
Winning run: McCoy received the OBE from the Queen in 2011 (top) and was the first jockey to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010 (right). He polled more than four times the votes of any other contender and was also third in 2002. He has been champion jockey 18 years running - the previous best was eight-time title winner Peter Scudamore
Winning combination: Millionaire JP McManus, once a major shareholder in Manchester United and nicknamed 'the Sundance Kid', has employed McCoy as his retained rider since 2004. McManus is thought to own more than 200 racehorses. They run in his green and gold hooped silks - the colours of South Liberties hurling club in Limerick
Golden day: Synchronised, owned by JP McManus, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2012. He had previously won other big races including the Welsh National. However, the horse lost his life when trying to follow up at the Grand National, falling at Becher's Brook and then fracturing a leg five fences later having continued riderless
History maker: McCoy salutes the Towcester crowd after Mountain Tunes becomes his 4,000th winner. McCoy has to put in a gritty ride on the four-year-old before winning by half a length.
Winner again: McCoy gets a massive cheer from the 4,000-strong crowd at the Northamptonshire track as he celebrates his place in the history books
Family man: McCoy gets to celebrate his history-making win at Towcester with wife Chanelle, daugher Eve and son Archie Peadar (AP)
Final furlong: With his 40th birthday approaching in May, McCoy is now nearer to the jockeys's weighing room exit than the entrance. He says he has not decided when to retire, although some observers suspect he might try to win a 20th title next season, which ends in April 2015