ICYMI: Robbie Power retired from racing on Friday

ICYMI: Robbie Power retired from racing on Friday

VETERAN IRISH JOCKEY ROBBIE POWER has retired from horse racing. 

The 40-year-old won on the Henry de Bromhead trained horse Magic Daze on Thursday, but announced that he would be walking away from the sport soon after.

Power is well known for winning Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Grand National and the Irish Grand over the years, but has had to pack it in due to injury complications

He suffered a back injury that kept him out for a period of time and also fractured his hip more recently

Power nearly won the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Minella Indo, but came second

Speaking to Racing TV, he confirmed it was injuries that sped up the retirement

"Injury, basically", he said

I had my back operated on last summer and then fractured my hip when I came back in October.

I’m 40 now and 41 next month - I’m not getting any younger. I had injections in my hip which didn’t really work, so the past couple of months have been hard work.

He confirmed his final ride was going to be on Gordon Elliott's Teahupoo in the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle on Friday

Many people wished the jockey well in the future

One social media user said: "Wishing @Robbie_Power_ all the very best in his retirement."

Another said: "Another good one hanging up his stirrups"

Power enjoyed huge success in both Ireland and the UK in his 20 years in the saddle, riding Jessica Harrington's Sizing John to Gold Cup success in 2017.

In 2007, he linked up with then 29-year-old trainer Gordon Elliott to win the Grand National at Aintree on Silver Birch, along with countless other success stories.