Staff at independent Lloyd’s broker, Tysers, are still celebrating the historic win at Plumpton earlier this week by jump jockey, Tony McCoy.

The 13-time champion, Tony McCoy, became the first jump jockey to reach 3,000 winners when he rode to victory aboard 13-8 favourite, Restless D’Artaix, in the Beginners’ Chase, which was sponsored for the eighth time by Tysers.

Chairman, Christopher Spratt, was among the team from Tysers who witnessed McCoy’s achievement on the rain sodden course.

He said: “It was a real privilege to see Tony McCoy achieve this historic win and the fact that he achieved it in the race we sponsored was just our small cherry on his cake. We were full of admiration for his courage and determination because he had a terrific tumble at the last fence in the previous race.”

Christopher Spratt and fellow directors, Gary Andrews and Henrietta Butcher, added the icing to the cake by backing the winner. Colleagues, Mark Titmuss, Kevin Chapman, Nick Crago and Mark Baptiste who were also in the crowd, are keeping a lower profile.

Meanwhile, Leukaemia Research has received a £1,000 donation from the winning jockey, which Tysers had agreed to donate if he won the race.