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Geraghty replaces McCoy as leading rider for JP McManus

Barry Geraghty named as No. 1 rider for JP McManus, replacing retired Tony McCoy

Geraghty replaces McCoy as leading rider for JP McManus

LONDON (AP) -- Barry Geraghty has been named as the No. 1 jockey for Irish racehorse owner JP McManus, filling the void left by the retired Tony McCoy.

"It is good to have Barry on board," said Frank Berry, McManus' racing manager.

Geraghty has ridden mainly for Nicky Henderson since 2008, and won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2013. He has competed for McManus before, winning the Irish Grand National on Shutthefrontdoor last year.

McCoy, the British champion jockey for 20 successive years, rode his last race in April.

"You want to give yourself the best possible chance of winning, and having someone like Barry on your side gives you that," McCoy told the London Times.


Updated : 2021-05-16 07:40 GMT+08:00