Olympia Horse Show: AP McCoy's team wins Markel Champions Challenge

Sir AP McCoy in action at the Olympia Horse Show
McCoy is competing for the third time at the Olympia Horse Show

Sir AP McCoy secured victory for the second year in succession in the Markel Champions Challenge at the Olympia Horse Show in London.

The 20-time champion jockey, 44, was part of a relay team coached by Nick Skelton for the showjumping event in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Skelton's male team, which also included Ryan Moore, recorded a winning time of 151.16 seconds.

The female team, captained by Bridget Andrews, clocked 159.11 seconds.

Ryan Moore, AP McCoy, Richard Johnson, Jim Crowley
How many races have you won? Champion jockeys Ryan Moore, AP McCoy, Richard Johnson and Jim Crowley, along with rising star Harry Skelton

The female team, coached by William and Pippa Funnell, also included Bryony Frost, Josephine Gordon, Lizzie Kelly and Hollie Doyle.

Jim Crowley, Richard Johnson and Harry Skelton were the other riders in the men's team.

McCoy's jump jockeys team beat Frankie Dettori's flat jockeys in last year's competition.

The Northern Irish rider retired in 2013 after a record-breaking career in which he amassed more than 4,300 winners and was champion jump jockey every year since turning professional

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