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Jockey Michael Hills Set to Retire

DERBY-WINNING jockey Michael Hills, whose riding career has spanned four decades and yielded a total of 2,085 winners, is set to retire at the end of the turf season.

Hills, 49, whose twin-brother Richard retired at the Dubai World Cup meeting in March, feels the time is now right for him to follow suit.

He said on Monday: "I've been thinking about it since Royal Ascot. It's not a decision I've taken lightly, because once it's made there's no going back. I have had a great career, riding at the top level for many years.

"There's nothing quite like riding winners, especially big winners. It's just you and the horse, and the thrill and the buzz you get from that is something special, and it always will be. But nothing lasts forever and every jockey knows when it is time to move on. For me, that time has now come."

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