Legendary jockey AP McCoy was honoured by one of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks when the city’s Royal Liver Building was lit up with a good luck message ahead of his final ride in the Crabbie’s Grand National on Saturday 11th April, 2015.
The famous building was illuminated with an image of one of McCoy’s finest moments – winning the world famous Grand National on Don’t Push It in 2010 – together with the words “The Greatest Jockey. The Greatest Race.”
John Baker of Aintree racecourse said, “This year AP McCoy will break yet another record when he becomes the jockey to have had the most rides in the history of the Grand National. Ahead of his retirement and his last ever ride in the race we, together with Great British Racing and the City of Liverpool, felt it appropriate to do something special to honour this sporting legend.”
Chris Brown of Marketing Liverpool said, “Liverpool is proud home to the world-famous Crabbie’s Grand National and AP McCoy has been an integral part in the fabric of the race over the past 20 years. As a sporting icon it was only fitting that he be honoured on the iconic Liverpool monument, The Royal Liver Building. The City of Liverpool will be wishing AP all the best for his final ride in the race.”
Harriet Collins of Great British Racing said, “We are extremely grateful to The Royal Liver Building for allowing AP McCoy’s historic, final ride in the Crabbie’s Grand National to be celebrated in such a way. The eyes of Liverpool and millions of others from around the globe will be tuning in come 4.15pm on Saturday afternoon to witness this legendary sportsman set off in the nation’s greatest race for a final time.”