sport news Flat jockey Fran Berry retires following advice by surgeon

'I have got to live out my childhood dream but I have to accept that dream is now over': Flat jockey Fran Berry retires following advice by surgeon after suffering spinal injuries in fall at Wolverhampton three months ago Flat jockey Fran Berry retired from the saddle with immediate effect on Monday  The 38-year-old suffered spinal injuries in a fall at Wolverhampton in January  After consultation with his surgeon, he has been advised to quit race-riding  Having ridden for 23 years, Berry will pursue other ventures such as media work

By Sportsmail Reporter

Published: 11:36 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 11:56 BST, 1 April 2019

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Leading Flat jockey Fran Berry has been forced to retire from the saddle with immediate effect because of injury.

The 38-year-old suffered spinal injuries in a fall at Wolverhampton in January and after consultation with his surgeon, he has been advised to quit race-riding.

Having ridden for 23 years, Berry will pursue other ventures - including media work.

Flat jockey Fran Berry retired from the saddle with immediate effect on Monday

Flat jockey Fran Berry retired from the saddle with immediate effect on Monday

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