Racing: Goldstein to retire

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The Independent Online
Ray Goldstein, the 'iron man' of the jump jockeys' weighing room, has finally been forced to retire. He made the decision after seeing his doctor yesterday.

Goldstein, 40, had been trying to return to the saddle after breaking his right leg in a fall at Market Rasen in March last year. Goldstein said: 'The doctor advised me not to carry on and for once I decided to listen to him.'

During a 180-winner career, his list of injuries included broken legs, arms, ribs, wrists, thumbs, nose (twice), collar-bone (six times), a fractured skull and a punctured lung.