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Irish jockey Murtagh retires to focus on training

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Leading Irish flat race jockey Johnny Murtagh has announced he is to retire from riding in order to concentrate on his career as a trainer. 

File picture taken on June 17, 2012 shows Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh celebrating after winning the 163rd Prix de Diane in Chantilly, north of Paris

The 43-year-old enjoyed several Classic successes, winning three English Derbys, four Irish Derbys ans five Ascot Gold Cups since recording his first victory in the saddle aboard Chicago Style at the Irish course of Limerick in 1987.

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