October 21, 2021

Four-time champion jockey Johnson retires

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Richard Johnson, the four-time champion jump jockey, has announced his retirement.

Johnson, 43, announced his unexpected decision after his final ride on Brother Tedd at Newton Abbot on Saturday.

He said: “After nearly 30 years in the saddle, the time has come for me to retire.

“I have been so extraordinarily lucky to have ridden so many wonderful horses, and for so many incredible trainers and owners.

“It was particularly important to me to finish on one for Philip and Sarah Hobbs – who, like Henry Daly, have supported me for for over 20 years. I’ll never be able to articulate what their loyalty has meant to me.”

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