Robert Winston announces retirement from saddle

Robert Winston has retired in the saddle with immediate effect.
The Group One-winning jockey cited an”amalgamation of motives” for his conclusion, with a deficiency of rides and problems with his weight top of the list.
Winston is currently looking to keep his attention in on the front, and has set up a brand new company rehabilitating horses with his fiancee.
“I am finished as of now,” said Winston on Wednesday morning.
“It’s been brewing for a while. Horses like Librisa Breeze kept me going for the past few years, but that I was on the verge.
“It’s an amalgamation of reasons, (including) a deficiency of rides and problems with my weight – and a they are a knock from the bad injury I had five years back. I got issues back from this and I have had a niggle in my throat.
“That is not how I want things to be and with my fiancee, Victoria, we have put up a business rehabilitating horses and other bits and pieces”
Some top-class horses have been ridden by winston throughout his profession, however the Dean Ivory-trained Librisa Breeze – champion of this Qipco British Champions Sprint – stands outside.
He added:”On the trail he’d have to be the very best, but I rode some great mares, such as Short Skirt, that was second from the Yorkshire Oaks for Sir Michael Stoute, and that I snapped lots of good horses for Barry Hills such as Red Jazz.”
Close to being crowned champion jockey in 2004 but to get a season-ending fall at Ayr champion apprentice at 1999, Winston would have gone.
“When I would have been winner that year I don’t know, but I would have been at the top two for certain – but there was a long way to go,” said Winston.
“I would have been first or second, but I’m taking nothing away from Jamie (Spencer) as he made it this year.
“Obviously I am sad it’s all ending, but I feel much more happy in my own today.
“I had a profitable career and am grateful for the assistance and support I have needed along the way.
“I have met some terrific people and I’ll still be around and open to other opportunities”

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