First jockey to win BBC sports title

JUMP jockey AP McCoy was last night crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The 36-year-old, who won the Grand National this year on Don't Push It, was the bookmakers's favourite for the award.

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McCoy, from County Antrim, Northern Ireland has been the champion jockey 15 times and is the first jockey to win the BBC award.

He has ridden more than 3,000 winners. Runner-up was darts player Phil Taylor, and Sheffield heptathlete Jessica Ennis came third.