Former top jockey, turned trainer retires

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Updated: September 1, 2011

Former top jockey, turned trainer, Walter Swinburn has announced that he is to quit the training ranks on October 31.

Swinburn, who will always be remembered for his association with legendary Derby winner Shergar, won the Classic as a rider on three occasions in total.

He took over the training licence from his father-in-law, Peter Harris, in November 2004, and has sent out over 260 winners from his yard in Tring, Herefordshire. However, he has failed to really hit the heights he achieved as a jockey and has decided that the time is right to call time on his career as a handler.

Swinburn(50) landed the biggest victory of his training career this season when Julienas won the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot.

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