Horse-racing: Jockey Váňa retires after falling in Velká pardubická

Czech jockey Josef Váňa announced retirement after a fall in Sunday’s Velká pardubická steeplechase. The 60-year-old legend, who has achieved eight victories at the Velká pardubická race in his career, said he had been planning to retire next year but the fall at the race’s penultimate obstacle made him change his mind. He last won the Czech Republic’s best-known horse race in Pardubice in 2011.

Author: Jan Richter