AP McCoy will ‘never forget Synchronised’
Champion jockey Tony McCoy has said he will never forget beloved horse Synchronised – the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who died at this year's Grand National.
McCoy has been deeply affected by the April 14th race in which his mount and another horse According to Pete had to be put down after suffering fatal injuries at a fence.
A British Horseracing Authority review concluded that Synchronised was injured while running riderless – five fences after initially falling with McCoy onboard.
McCoy told BBC Sport that the high profile nature of the event had put the two incidents under greater scrutiny than perhaps would have been the case in a lesser race.
The 17-time champion jockey said he has been trying as best he can to forget the race and not talk about it because of how much Synchronised meant to him.
"It is one of those terrible things you wish would never happen. Certainly Synchronised is a horse I won't ever forget," he said.