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CHOC THORNTONíS WINNERS SEASON 2015 / 2016

 

 

 

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Choc was injured during the last race on the penultimate day of the 2013/2014 season when Say When stumbled and fell

during a National Hunt Maiden Hurdle when travelling downhill to the far bend at Chepstow;

he sustained a broken rib and a small chip to his C4 (neck) vertebra, being detained in

Bristolís Frenchay Hospital for a couple of days before beginning his recuperation

 

 

On 21 September 2015 Choc officially announced that he had been forced

to retire from race riding following a distinguished career due to ongoing problems

resulting from his fall in April 2014.He explained that nerve damage in his neck

causes intermittent tingling and numbness in his upper limbs and the BHA

were thus unable to pass him fit to ride again.

 

During this career, Choc rode 1,120 NH winners in the UK, plus 6 on the flat and 3 in Ireland.

 

He also won 16 races at the Cheltenham Festival

 

 

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