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Andrew Thornton: Jump jockey wins at final race meeting before retirement

Former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Andrew Thornton enjoyed the perfect send-off to his riding career with a victory at Uttoxeter on Wednesday. The 45-year-old, who is retiring after 28 years, claimed his 1,007th win aboard even-money favourite Amirr in the ...

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Timmy Murphy: Jockey announces retirement

Grand National-winning jockey Timmy Murphy has announced his retirement after winning on Happy Escape at Chepstow on Tuesday evening. Murphy, 43, won the big Aintree race in 2008 on Comply Or Die for trainer David Pipe and owner David Johnson. ...

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Katie Walsh announces retirement after Punchestown victory

Katie Walsh – the highest-placed female finisher of a Grand National – has retired from the sport. The 33-year-old Irish jockey, who was third in the 2012 Aintree showpiece on Seabass, quit after winning on Antey in the Novice Hurdle ...

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Alex Blackwell: Australia vice-captain announces retirement

Alex Blackwell, Australia’s most-capped female player, has retired from international and state cricket. The 34-year-old batter made her Australia debut in 2003 and went on to play 251 matches across the Test, one-day and Twenty20 international formats. She captained her ...

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'Lucky' Robson on Vegas shooting, retirement thoughts and 2018 goals

2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and online. Laura Robson ...

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Manon Carpenter: Ex-world champion happy with retirement decision

Media playback is not supported on this device Manon Carpenter says she is enjoying mountain biking again after her shock retirement from downhill racing in the summer. The 2014 world champion Carpenter, 24, walked away after admitting she no longer ...

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Jason Kenny: Six-time Olympic champion returns after secret retirement

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s joint most-successful Olympian Jason Kenny has revealed he secretly retired after Rio 2016 but has now reversed his decision. The six-time gold medallist said he “stepped away” from track cycling because ...

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Nico Rosberg: Formula 1 world champion on Valtteri Bottas & retirement

Media playback is not supported on this device World champion Nico Rosberg says he is not missing Formula 1, as he makes his first appearance at a grand prix since his retirement last year. The German quit in 2016, five ...

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Usain Bolt has bet with coaches on when he'll get retirement 'belly'

Usain Bolt tells BBC Sport’s Steve Cram why he will not go back on his decision once he retires after the London 2017 World Championships and how long his managers think it will be before he develops a ‘belly’. WATCH ...

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Paul Carberry: Leading Irish jockey announces retirement

Leading Irish jockey Paul Carberry has announced his retirement from the saddle after a distinguished career. The 42-year-old, who won the Grand National in 1999 on Bobbyjo, trained by his father Tommy, had not ridden competitively since September because of ...

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