The BBC has announced, Twenty-time champion jump jockey AP McCoy was given a lifetime achievement award at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show on Sunday, 20 December 2015.

The 41-year-old Northern Irishman, who retired in April after a record-breaking career, will be honoured at a star-studded ceremony in Belfast and is the subject of recently released feature documentary Being AP, from BAFTA® award-wining director Anthony Wonke.


With the award being presented this coming weekend, now is the perfect time to relive AP McCoy’s exhilarating journey in his final championship winning season by watching Being AP on DVD, Blu-ray or digital download.


 BEING AP takes an in-depth look at one of the world’s greatest sportsmen and his fascinating addiction to winning, horse racing, and the incredible sacrifices he made to dominate his spot for 20 consecutive years.

Ageing but fearless, nearing the end of his career yet still willing to put everything on the line to achieve his dream in a competitive and dangerous sport, this feature length documentary is a real celebration of an incredible man.

The film follows AP through his exhaustive training routine, the complications he suffers from the various injuries he’s endured throughout his career—including over 700 falls and breaking nearly every bone in his body—and the effect this has on his psyche and his family.

   This story is about more than racing – it is a compulsive mix of addiction, sacrifice, doubt, decisions, triumphs and failures, injury and ultimately about one man finding a way to leave the stage.


With a mixture of archive footage and behind-the-scenes access to the team around him including billionaire horse-owner JP McManus, the trainers and fellow jockeys, and above all, his wife Chanelle, who has lived through everything at his side.


BEING AP is available now on DVD, Blu-ray™ and Download.



Title: BEING A.P.

Available on DVD, BD & DD: Now

Distributor Credit: Entertainment One

Certificate: 12 (UK and Ireland)

Price: Blu-ray™: £24.99 RRP / DVD: £19.99 RRP TBC

Discs: 1

Special features: – Cheltenham 2015 Extended Cut