Sir AP McCoy was a guest speaker at Premier Nutrition’s TMS awards ceremony, held in Staffordshire. An auction and a sweepstake at the event raised £3,470 for R.A.B.I and the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Sports presenter Ed Chamberlain hosted the awards ceremony, which recognised transition management in farms that use the TMS farm monitoring service provided by Premier Nutrition. Rob and Matt Wills of Pawton Dairies won the TMS Winner of Winners 2018 award.
After dinner the record-breaking horseman spoke to guests about his life in racing. Sir McCoy, a champion jockey, recorded his first win at age 17, but he revealed that before his racing career took off he trained as an AI technician. During the auction, he offered a set of his winning signed silks to help raise funds for the two chosen charities.
Regional managers Kate Jones – West Midlands – and Mary Maud – East Midlands – were also in attendance. Kate said: “We had such a great night at the awards ceremony. It was a delight to meet Sir AP McCoy and to receive £1,735 from the fundraising activities.”
Pictured above are (L-R) Kate Jones, Sir McCoy, and Mary Maud.