Champion French Jockey Thierry Jarnet Set To Retire

Champion French jockey Thierry Jarnet, who piloted the talented Treve to consecutive victories in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 2013-2014, has announced that he is retiring, effectively immediately.

The Racing Post reports that Jarnet, who will turn 50 in March, said that a problem with one of his knees had become too much to allow him to continue riding.

“It's a problem that is taking time to improve so will require further treatment,” Jarnet said in an interview. “I couldn't carry on with the treatment and return to race-riding, it was always going to be one or the other. I'd already decided on continuing with the treatment for the knee and so, in my opinion, the best thing to do was to retire.”

“The knee is very important in race-riding and, without full confidence in it, I'd have found it difficult to ride competitively. But that's life and I've had wonderful career.”

“You need to know the right moment to call time.”

Jarnet was named champion rider in France four times during his career, which spanned over 30 years. During that time he won the Arc a record-equaling four times – twice on Treve, and once each on Subotica (1992) and Carnegie (1994).

Read more in the Racing Post

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