Popular veteran Ollie Magern has been retired by Oxfordshire owner Roger Nicholls.

The 14-year-old won 13 of his 59 starts, including the 2004 Feltham Chase at Kempton and two renewals of the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

Trained for nearly ten years by Nigel Twiston-Davies, Ollie Magern was sidelined for well over a year before making one final stab at glory in a hunter chase.

However, after finishing a tailed-off sixth on his return at Sandown, Nicholls has called time on his racing career and Ollie Magern will now retire to his farm at Milcombe, near Banbury.