- Denis O’Regan hung up his riding boots after securing a landmark achievement
- 41-year-old first jump jockey to ride winner at every British and Irish racecourse
- O’Regan remarked that he has had ‘a fair few falls’ during his decorated career
Denis O’Regan has retired just 12 days after he became the first jump jockey to ride a winner at every current British and Irish racecourse.
O’Regan, 41, completed the full house when he won on Fiveonefive at Hereford on November 6.
He announced he was ending his career after winning on Solly Attwell at Navan yesterday.
O’Regan rode more than 800 winners, his career tally including seven Grade One wins and four Cheltenham Festival successes, the highlights being victories for Inglis Drever and Tidal Bay in 2008.
O’Regan, who overcame a back injury to reach his landmark, said: ‘It was a huge effort to get back for Hereford. I’m 41 and have had a fair few falls. You need goals and when Hereford was done, it’s hard to find another one.’
Denis O’Regan has retired from racing after becoming the first jump jockey to ride a winner at every current British and Irish racecourse