AP's landslide success in the 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday has been greeted with jubilation from the entire racing industry.The 15-times champion jump jockey was clearly touched by the overwhelming public support, which gave him 42 per cent of the vote. McCoy received 293,152 votes, 220,957 more than runner-up Phil Taylor. Ryan Giggs won last year's award with 151,842 votes.
McCoy, who came third in the competition in 2002, became the first racing figure to win the award, adding another accolade to his unrivalled collection. A sustained campaign by the sport saw the racing community and the general public rally behind this year's Grand National-winning jockey.
2010 Sports Personality of the Year results
1 AP McCoy 293,152 (41.98%)
2 Phil Taylor 72,095 (10.33)
3 Jessica Ennis 62,953 (9.02)
4 Lee Westwood 58,640 (8.4)
5 Graeme McDowell 52,108 (7.46)
6 Tom Daley 50,763 (7.27%)
7 Mark Cavendish 44,170 (6.33)
8 Amy Williams 43,056 (6.17)
9 Graeme Swann 13,767 (1.97)
10 David Haye 7,538 (1.08)
Well done to everyone that voted for him.
So after three Xmas do's last week I finally managed to do some football trading over the weekend. I didnt think the markets were to good on some games but then again if they are not helping you in one way then they should be helping you in another. To me it depends on how flexible you are to changing stratagies once the game has gone in play. This is where like all types of trading you have to have the correct mindset for each occasion.
Losses will come but stating the obvious its all about keeping them down to a minimum which I am trying to do! Traded the games in the X-Club room both days and really enjoyed the chat, got some very nice and knowledgeable people there. With the trading I am not sure if I will ever get to where I want to be. By nature I am a saver not a spender and my cautious behaviour seems to stop me from pushing forward to much because I am always trying to minimise my losses, where as to make money from this you have to be aggressive especially when in a winning positon. This is how I see it.
Still hoping to see some horse racing this month but that could just be a dream, and will have a look at the darts too.