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U.K. jockey gets maiden win after 28 years


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SOMERSET, England, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A British jockey who seems more at home with cows than horses announced his retirement shortly after winning his first race -- in 28 years of trying.

Anthony Knott, a dairy farmer and amateur jockey, won a weekend race at Wincanton Racecourse in Somerset by nearly two lengths despite a late charge by the place horse as Knott was busy waving to the roaring crowd.

"I thought, 'Oh God, it's not finished yet' and I could hear another horse coming up behind me so I sat back down and got on with it," Knott told The Daily Telegraph after his triumph.

The Telegraph said Knott, a 44-year-old full-time dairy farmer, has been racing since 1980 and was a fixture in last place in most of his contests.

"I just wanted to win one race and I've done it now so I think I'll leave it at that," Knott said.

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