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Injured star jockey Ramon Dominguez retires

Updated: June 13, 2013, 5:59 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez announced his retirement on Thursday, forced out of horse racing because of head injuries sustained in a January spill at Aqueduct.

The 36-year-old New York-based rider said he had hoped to resume his career but doctors advised him to retire after he fractured his skull.

"Riding thoroughbreds has always been my passion and my calling," he said in a statement. "When I was 13 and watched my first horse race in Venezuela, I knew ...

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