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Coughed Up on McCoy, Time for Big Bucks

by Roy Brindley |  Published: Mar 01, 2011


293,152 votes to 72,095 — that was the margin of victory jockey Tony McCoy enjoyed over runner-up darts player Phil Taylor in the Sports Personality of the Year title race. Not quite a landslide but, when you consider McCoy received 42 percent of the total vote compared to Taylor’s 10 percent, and the 10th placed finisher, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion David Haye’s one percent, a veritable avalanche. I kid you not, weighted on the “what you can afford to lose” scales, I have never lost so much or got any result so dramatically wrong. For those of you that followed me in, please accept my profound apologies. Take solace that even 10 minutes before the result was announced I was still laying him at odds of 2/5 with money I don’t have! The Cheltenham Festival will have to be my salvation once again and the portfolio already features the name ...

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