Tony McCoy receives OBE from Queen at Buckingham Palace

Tony McCoy
McCoy poses with his OBE at Buckingham Palace

Champion jockey Tony McCoy has received his OBE from the Queen at a ceremony in the Buckingham Palace ballroom.

McCoy won his 16th consecutive British jump racing champion jockey title in April, a year after winning his first Grand National on Don't Push It.

McCoy was joined by his wife Chantelle and three-year-old daughter Eve.

"It's an amazing honour and something that I'm very proud of - this has been a pretty special time for me which will be difficult to replicate," said McCoy.

His other successes include the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and King George VI Chase.

The Moneyglass jockey spoke to the Queen about their shared love of horses.

"We spoke a little about how many times I've been champion jockey and mentioned her horse Carlton House.

"She's pretty knowledgeable on her racing so it made it quite easy for me.

"I was never going to be stuck for something to talk about with her," added the 37-year-old.

McCoy was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in December 2010.

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