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Video: Chris Munce to retire after Magic Millions

Jockey Chris Munce at Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane.
Jockey Chris Munce at Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane. David Stuart

GRAND-SLAM winning jockey Chris Munce has added to the emotion of Saturday's Magic Millions Day at the Gold Coast on Saturday by announcing it will be his last ride.

Munce, who will ride one of the favourites, Wicked Intent, for his wife Cathy and father-in-law, Barry Mitchell, plans to take up training racehorses.

He had a colourful career in the saddle, riding well over 2,500 winners, including the Grand Slam - Golden Slipper Cox Plate, Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

He was involved in a race tipping scandal in Hong Kong in 2007 for which he served two years in prison.

Shortly after returning home to Brisbane the 45-year-old was diagnosed with cancer.

His greatest race win was on Jezabeel in 1998, but if Wicked Intent wins Saturday's $2 million race for a fairytale ending that would probably rank as his great moment in the saddle.

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