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Hair-raising AP McCoy documentary offers captivating glimpse into his final year

RacingBy Shuki Byrne
Farewell: 'Being AP' will offer a fascinating glimpse into McCoy's final year
Farewell: 'Being AP' will offer a fascinating glimpse into McCoy's final year

The trailer for an upcoming documentary will offer a captivating insight into the final year of champion jockey AP McCoy.

'Being AP' was directed by by the BAFTA-winning film-maker Anthony Wonke, and it offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a genuine sportsmen who gave horse racing everything he had. 

The all-access feature follows the Antrim native in his final year as a jockey who had notched up 4,357 wins over a career that spanned more than 20 years. 

During his career he suffered over 700 falls, with over 40 bones broken. His amazing record over jumps is unrivalled, and his final season was just as good as many of the others he'd had in his long, illustrious career. 

The trailer gives us an insight into what the documentary will offer; the tantalising final year he had and the affect it had on his family, particularly his wife Chanelle. 

She pleads with the racing-obsessed sportsman: "This year is a good year to call it a day." 

"Why on earth would any year be a good year to call it a day," he replies.

""Every part of my life was structured and controlled, but I could never control getting old," he says in the trailer. 

The Moneyglass Films Production was made in association with Roads Entertainment and Partizan Films and in association with BBC Films and with support from the Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen and the British Horseracing Authority/Great British Racing.