Racing: Callan hits century

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The Independent Online

Neil Callan reached 100 winners for the year on Reebal at Ripon yesterday. Brian Meehan's juvenile was soon bowling along in the lead and although he was briefly pressed by Sparkling Eyes at the furlong pole, the 6-1 shot shook off that rival to win going away.

It is the third season in a row that Callan has reached the milestone and he said: "I'm glad to get there, but it's just nice to be riding winners. My best was last year, which was 151. Obviously I am going to try and better it and I'll be going all out until the end of the year.

"If things fall right, some year I might give trying to be champion jockey a go."