MICK KINANE RETIRES.
MICK KINANE ON SEA THE STARS WINNING THE 2000 GUINEAS AT NEWMARKET ON SATURDAY MAY 2ND 2009...Veteran jockey Mick Kinane, 50, has announced his retirement, ending a 34-year career in the saddle...He bows out on a high after a stunning 2009 saw him partner wonder horse Sea The Stars to six Group One wins. ..His success with the John Oxx-trained colt included an unprecedented 2,000 Guineas-Derby-Arc treble. ..Kinane said: "I feel fit and sharp enough to do any horse justice but I have the privilege of being able to end my career on an incredible high." .. Born in County Tipperary, Ireland, the son of a leading National Hunt jockey, Kinane won the 2,000 Guineas four times, the Epsom Derby three times, the Oaks twice and the St Leger once. ..He also picked up 11 Irish Classic winners, and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe five times.Add to Lightbox Download