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AP McCoy unveils a statue of himself during Champion Day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival

AP McCoy unveils a statue of himself during Champion Day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival

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AP McCoy unveils a statue of himself during Champion Day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival

Four statues have been erected at Cheltenham, for the first time, one of them will depict a man and not a horse. The legendary AP McCoy.

His wife Channelle and son Archie were in attendance as the 20-time champion jockey unveiled the life-size statue of himself.

The bronze likeness is located just below the parade ring just opposition the statue of Gold Cup hero Best Mate.

"Some have said it has a better personality than I have," McCoy joked after removing the McManus colours that covered the Paul Ferriter creation.

'Some have said it has more personality than me' Statue honouring AP McCoy unveiled at Cheltenham

"Unfortunately, it looks exactly like me."

It seems apt that a man known for his iron will would be immortalised in bronze at the mecca of national hunt racing.

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