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Posted 2010-04-23 20:18:01  
FORMER CHAMPION JOCKEY MARK KHAN QUITS

 Former champion jockey Mark Khan announced on Tuesday he has relinquished his jockey’s license with immediate effect according to Phumelela's TabOnline.

The star jockey and rider of numerous champions and Grade 1 winners sustained injuries in a fall last year and had undergone numerous and extensive consultations and treatments with various physicians with the consensus being that the treatment has been unsuccessful and that there is no hope for any further improvement.

In a statement yesterday, he said: "Over the years I have been privileged enough to have accomplished all my personal racing goals, met and ridden for many wonderful trainers and patrons, been both the hero and the villain to punters and generally been successful at a career which I am extremely passionate about.

"I wish to thank everyone in the racing fraternity, namely the South African Jockeys Association, Gold Circle, Phumelela, the Racing Association as well as each and every person who has played a part in my career. A special thanks to those who have supported me through the last few very trying and uncertain months.

"As yet, I am undecided about which path my life would take, but my intention is to be able to give back to an industry which has given me so much.’’

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Rick, South Africa, (2009-02-22 11:09:58) (1460 days ago)
a great loss to the saddle - a true gentleman. allway room for you back in CT
Andre de Kock, Tanzania, United Republic of, (2009-03-15 10:06:23) (1460 days ago)
Mark thank you for years of quality entertainment we will miss you in the saddle but hopefully not on race day, cheers mate.
(1460 days ago)
Mark wishing you every success in whatever path you take in the future,we will always remember the winners you rode for us early in our ownership career,memories that will last forever. Neil and Maureen Smith
AKESH, South Africa, (2009-06-10 21:25:35) (1458 days ago)
sad news indeed !!
LAUREN PULLER, South Africa, (2009-02-18 06:30:41) (1458 days ago)
A NEW DOOR IS OPENING FOR YOU.........MAY GOD BLESS YOU IN WHATEVER ROAD YOU TAKE!
JIM KIOW-SAN, Mauritius, (2009-03-05 17:29:12) (1458 days ago)
good luck in your new career
K Bengtson, South Africa, (2009-02-19 16:19:27) (1458 days ago)
It is a sad loss when a jockey of your calibre has to quit through injury. I wish you & your family everything of the best in your future endeavours.God Bless & thanks for all the memries.
michael, South Africa, (2009-02-20 08:41:00) (1458 days ago)
Go well... i can remmber your first spell on the highveld...many years ago . made some money on a horse called mayfair lad...
benson ko, Singapore, (2009-03-10 20:16:45) (1456 days ago)
Hi Mark, I can still remember u riding in Malaysia some years back.........at first, i thought n were from India cos Mark Khan sound like it.... I noticed u did kick home a few winners.....good rider indeed...when Singapore started live racing for S Africa, I saw your name.... I supported u n u did obliged........great loss to racing world.........but take good care n May God Bless You...Cheers.
ijaz khan, Pakistan, (2011-01-11 22:21:19) (1165 days ago)
sad news ........ we also loss alot due to your retirement
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