Richard Johnson retires

Richard Johnson retires

“I can’t thank Richard enough for the memories and dedication to the yard he’s given us over the last 23 years. It’s truly the end of an era! We will all miss him – his loyalty, his dedication and his support.

Richard rode 254 winners for me. Highlights include winning the Welsh Grand National, the Cotswold Chase, the Long Distance Hurdle, the Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and 2 Liverpool Hurdles.

Richard came in to school every Tuesday morning since I started training in 1998. His love of teaching and bringing on the youngsters was always apparent. As was his strength and determination in a finish on the racecourse. We may no longer see him on the racecourse but we are delighted to say that he will be about the yard next season.

We wish him the happiest of retirements, it’s more than deserved! But we look forward to continuing our relationship.”