Power to retire on Friday after Teahupoo ride at Punchestown

Gold Cup and Grand National-winning jockey Robbie Power has announced he will retire from the saddle after riding Teahupoo in Friday’s Punchestown Champion Hurdle.

Power, 40, has 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.

Having returned from a lengthy absence with a back injury in January 2021 he was then out between October last year and January 2022 when he fractured his hip.

Winners have been hard to come by since his return – but he almost went out in style when finishing second in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Minella Indo.

Power jumps the last on Magic Daze to win the Pigsback.com Handicap Chase at Punchestown
Image: Power jumps the last on Magic Daze to win the Pigsback.com Handicap Chase at Punchestown

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