It all happened yesterday live on Channel Four racing as A.P McCoy announced his retirement at the end of this season shortly after his win on Mr Mole.
After reaching another 200 winners landmark in a season McCoy choked back the tears in dignified fashion as he explained his decision to the assembled throng of flapping journalists.
We all knew this day was coming but many people on social media appear to have shunted it to the back of their minds, shelving it on the “leave thinking about until another day” perch.
Here’s one of my favourite rides by McCoy during his career just because everyone else is doing them I better jump on the bandwagon.
Today’s excellent jumps fancies both sides of the Irish sea:
1.15 Leo- Vercingetorix (win).
1.25 Ex- Javert (e/w).
1.45 Leo- Mrs Mac Veale & I’m All You Need (e/w).
1.55 Ex- Emerging Talent (win).
2.15 Leo- Identity Thief (e/w).
2.25 Ex- Big Easy (e/w).
2.45 Leo- Apache Stronghold (e/w).
2.55 Ex- Chance Du Roy & Relax (e/w).
3.15 Leo- Hisaabaat & Foster’s Cross (e/w).
3.25 Ex- Fingal Bay (win).
3.50 Leo- Foxrock (e/w).
4.00 Ex- Southfield Theatre (win).
4.20 Leo- On The Fringe (win).
4.30 Ex- Drucilla (e/w).
4.50 Leo- Potters Point (win).