Walter Swinburn to retire from training racehorses

Walter Swinburn has sent out his last runners as a trainer and is handing in his training licence at the end of the month.

The three-time Derby-winning jockey, who saddled his first Royal Ascot winner in June with Julienas in the Royal Hunt Cup, announced his retirement last month, citing economic reasons after his father-in-law Peter Harris, for whom he was a salaried trainer, stepped back from the business.

But he may return to training again in the future. “Nothing has been ruled in, and nothing has been ruled out,” he told H&H.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (27 October, 2011)

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