Sitting watching the horse racing today reminded me of Benjamin’s love of horse racing. On the 10th of February 2009 Benjamin travelled to 2009 Plumpton to see Tony Mc Coy enjoy his 3000th winner. On that day Tony was riding a horse called Restless D’Artaix. Benjamin has been an admirer of Tony’s for many years and why not? Tony is Widely regarded as the finest National Hunt jockey, McCoy’s roll of honour is quite stunning.
His first win came on March 26, 1992 and he has not looked back since. He was crowned champion jockey for the 14th time in 2009 and he shows no signs of stopping. Champion Hurdle, Gold Cup and King George VI wins feature on his CV. He also won the Grand National in 2010. In total Benjamin has been on hand to watch Tony win on 23 occasion’s.