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Jockey Patrick Valenzuela is ending his retirement

Four months after announcing his retirement from racing, jockey Patrick Valenzuela will return for the start of the Hollywood Park meeting April 26, according to his agent, Tom Knust.

"He was having a lot of personal problems before," Knust said. "His mind is good now. He feels he misses racing and feels he has three, four good years left."

Valenzuela, 49, has 4,233 career victories and rode Sunday Silence to victory in the 1989 Kentucky Derby. Knust said he expects Valenzuela to start exercising horses beginning next week.

 

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Jockey Patrick Valenzuela is ending his retirement

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