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Boring account of a driven man
on 15 October 2003
Tony McCoy is the punter's favourite. But he certainly is not mine after I read this book. OK, he might be honest, but he should have rather stayed silent if that is what he has to tell us. McCoy is certainly overinspiered for his own good, too driven to be rated as a " normal " ambitious rider. Now we know that he weeps in the bath ( he hates to bath, but has never a choice ! ), his unhealthy diat und so on. He never drinks, good to know.
I have read many biographies from jockeys and trainers alike, but never one from someone who seems to care less for his horses. If you have seen Tony McCoys reaction in 2002 Champion Hurdle after Valiramix fatally fell, you know what I mean, and the book does nothing to alter the picture. All he cares is winning, no matter how .
If you enjoy reading soemthing like this, buy the book. The paperback version will do, so. For those you care about the horses and the sport , there are more enjoyable books around.