Tuesday, 25 February 2014

HORES RACING; Johnny Murtagh: Top jockey retires to focus on training

Johnny MurtaghTop Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh has announced he is to retire from riding to concentrate on his training career.
The 43-year-old has won three Derbys, four Irish Derbys and five Gold Cups since landing his first winner, Chicago Style, at Limerick in 1987.
"The training side of things is getting bigger all the time and I wasn't happy giving the riding 50% and the training 50%," said Murtagh.
"It's the right time to call it a day and put everything into the training."

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