Retiring jockey leaves a wonderful racing legacy
CHAMPION Queensland Provincial jockey Adrian Coome has retired from race riding with immediate effect.
He will be a massive loss to the central highlands jockey ranks.
Constant battles with weight and leaving the racing industry on his terms to pursue a new career path in order to put his young family first are the driving force behind Coomes' decision to retire from the saddle.
Adrian had 5295 career rides for 975 winners at a strike rate of 18 per cent and a phenomenal 45 per cent place strike rate, that made him one of the most sought after jockeys in provincial Queensland for the last decade.
Last season, Coome saluted on 80 winners to finish fifth on the Qld state premiership at a 21.4 per cent strike rate.
Coome rates his win on board Our Boy Malachi in the 2014 Rockhampton Newmarket (1300m) as his most memorable.
Coome won 12 races on board the Champion CQ sprinter before he was transferred to Team Hawkes in Sydney.
He is a wonderfully talented rider who achieved outstanding results in the great game.
All the very best to you and your future endeavours Adrian.
FAREWELL: Adrian Coome has announced his retirement.