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Thursday 21 August 2014

Racing couple's joy at success of baby boy's op

Louise Hogan

Published 15/03/2014 | 02:30

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CHANELLE McCoy – wife of champion jockey Tony McCoy – has told how their baby is now recovering at home after a successful heart operation.

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Antrim-born Tony and Chanelle kept watch last week as their seven-month-old son, Archie, underwent surgery at Portland Hospital in London.

"He came out of hospital on Wednesday, we have a paediatric nurse with us for a while helping me to look after him," said Chanelle, pictured, from Galway.

"Knowing that she is there and he is in good hands, I thought I would come for the day.

"It is just a case of managing the pain at the moment. The operation was very successful."

Earlier, this week the 39-year-old jockey said concern for his son's welfare had made it the most difficult build-up to a Cheltenham festival for him in 20 years.

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