It’s always nice to see jockeys doing something a little less stressful and it’s even better when it’s for charity which is exactly what AP McCoy has being doing lately.
Getting right into the spirit of things, AP recently donned his Christmas Jumper, complete with painted horse to launch a racing-themed online advent calendar.
The 17-times Champion Jockey was in festive mood as he rode through Lambourn in Berkshire, known as the ‘Valley of the Racehorse’, onboard Dr. Livingstone, a racehorse who was painted from neck to hoof in his own spectacular water-based painted Christmas jumper.
McCoy and his mount then jumped a training fence on the gallops that had been decorated specially with tinsel, baubles and presents.
McCoy said ‘Everyone is in good spirits over Christmas; it’s a great time of the year to go racing. It’s a fantastic day out for the whole family and something people look forward to.’
If you fancy having a look at the full calendar then register for free now at www.giftofracing.co.uk where The Jockey Club’s Gift of Racing offers its first gift to unwrap online on Saturday December 1.
Every day in December up to and including Christmas Eve a festive treat is in store, including thousands of free tickets, exclusive and fun videos, unique competition prizes, festive recipes, money off offers for Christmas presents and festive games.
And remember it’s all for fun and it’s all for charity!