John Oxx, trainer of the brilliant Sea The Stars and many other equine greats and two-time Derby winner released a statement on Monday afternoon confining that his training business will close at the end of the current season. He announced his intention to retire from the training ranks in a statement on http://www.irishracing.com, he said:
“In 2021, I will not be renewing my trainer’s licence. It has been my good fortune to have enjoyed a lot of success and trained some great horses. I am extremely grateful to all the owners who have sent me those horses to train since 1979, to all the great jockeys who rode them and to all the exceptional staff who have worked for us over the last 41 years.Over the years and right up to date I have been privileged to have some wonderful owners and I will greatly miss training for them but now is a good time for me to stop.”My concern at the moment is that our staff can find alternative employment as our training business will cease at the end of this turf season in November.
John M. Oxx
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