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Martin Dwyer: Knee damage forces 2006 Derby-winning jockey to retire

Martin Dwyer rides Sir Percy to victory in the 2006 Derby at Epsom
Martin Dwyer gained two Basic races – the 2003 Oaks on Informal Look and the 2006 Derby on Sir Percy

Derby-winning jockey Martin Dwyer has introduced his retirement from horse racing after failing to recuperate from a knee damage.

The 48-year-old Liverpudlian, who was born in Aintree, rode Sir Percy to victory at Epsom in 2006.

It was his second Basic success after successful the 2003 Oaks on Informal Look.

“I’ve obtained to simply accept my profession is over and I’ve simply obtained to get on with issues,” mentioned Dwyer, who rode greater than 1,500 winners.

Dwyer tore his anterior cruciate ligament in March 2022 and has not ridden since.

“It is robust saying it out loud, I’ve obtained my head round it, I’ve identified for fairly some time now I have been battling the damage,” Dwyer instructed Racing TV.

“I’ve thrown the kitchen sink on the rehab. I went to see the surgeon once more once I had one other operation two months in the past and he mentioned it is not going to be secure sufficient or robust sufficient to experience professionally.

“It’s what it’s and I’ve simply obtained to get on with it.”

Dwyer, who took the King Edward VII Stakes, Nice Voltigeur Stakes and Coronation Cup on Pyledriver, skilled by his father-in-law William Muir, added he had hoped to finish his profession on his personal phrases.

“I might wish to exit like Frankie [Dettori] and do a world tour however I might in all probability be at Wolverhampton and Southwell,” he mentioned.

“It has been a tricky 12 months or so however it is time to transfer on to the following chapter.”

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