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Camden trainers, riders and owners enjoy Cup day
ARCH KINGSLEY TAKES a peek behind him as he and Sunshine Numbers romped to a 10-length win in Saturday's $20,000 Hobkirk Hill. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
This time, Matt McCarron said, there will be no turning back.In 2008, the now 41-year-old Maryland resident stepped away from competitive riding only to return to the saddle a year later. There is no chance of the three-time National Steeplechase Association earnings champion rider making another comeback.As he packed his tack for the final time after riding Rainiero to a second-place finish behind Sunshine Numbers in Saturdays $20,000 Hobkirk Hill, McCarron slammed the door shot on his career as a jockey.“This is good. This is good,” he said when asked if this was his last ride after a career in which he won 207 races and entered Saturday’s Colonial Cup as the NSA’s leading rider in terms of wins.McCarron sustained a concussion as the result of a fall from Fog Island in the $50,000 William Entenmann Memorial Stakes at Belmont Park on Sept. 27.