Do jockeys feel the same way? Do the likes of retiring champion jump jockey Tony McCoy beat themselves up about that near miss. The horse they thought would win, but didn’t?
You bet he does!
Here, in part 2 of Bitesize McCoy, he talks to me about that nagging feeling he has when he loses. And he reflects on how people inside and outside of racing helped him win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
Due recognition for a superb sportsman who retires from the saddle this weekend.