Friday, 5 November 2004
: Leading jockey Michael Cahill has made a sudden decision to quit riding in Macau and return to Australia.
| Michael Cahill|
Photo by Bronwen Healy
Cahill tendered his resignation to the Macau Jockey Club on Wednesday.
The leading Australian rider in Macau for several seasons, Cahill advised that he wished to return to Australia immediately due to personal commitments.
Cahill's current license in Macau was due to expire at the end of November but the Macau Jockey Club agreed to his request.
A new intake of international riders will arrive in Macau this month.
French Jockey William Mongil and Czechoslovakian Jiri Palik will arrive on November 21 to take up Visiting Jockey Licences.
They will begin riding from December 5 to the end of February.
Darwin-based Joel Hallam will arrive in Macau on November 15 to begin his fist overseas stint from November 20 until February 19.
Palik will also be riding in Macao for the first time but Mongil has been a regular visitor 1995 and has ridden 250 wins at Taipa.