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‘I Don’t Have Any Regrets’: Hastings Jockey Richard Hamel Retires At Age 50

Over the last several months jockey Richard Hamel has been listening to his body. Finally, at age 50 and after 32 years in a competitive saddle, the message became clear. “I’m done,” he told his friend and retired Hall of Fame rider Chris Loseth in the jock’s room prior to Sunday afternoon’s card at Hastings […]

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‘Quite Emotional’: 13-Time Hong Kong Champion Jockey Douglas Whyte Retires

Douglas Whyte waved farewell to the most successful race-riding career in Hong Kong history on Sunday evening at Sha Tin Racecourse, bowing out after saluting his fans long after the last race had weighed-in. The 13-time champion jockey’s final ride did not produce the fairy tale victory that he and the Sha Tin faithful desired, […]

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‘Cisco’ Torres Will Hang Up His Boots To Pursue Career As Jockey Agent

Having returned from four broken necks to compete at a top level, jockey Francisco Torres said Saturday morning that he is retiring from the saddle after 32 years to pursue another career in horse racing. The catalyst came Nov. 23 — a month after Torres’ return from fractured and dislocated cervical vertebrae and a fractured […]

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