David Casey has announced his impending retirement from the saddle, with Wednesday's meeting at Listowel marking his final outing as a jockey.

The 39-year-old has long shared an association with Willie Mullins and he will remain with the champion trainer, accompanying the stable's Melbourne Cup contender Max Dynamite to Australia in a week's time.

Casey told The Irish Field: "I didn't want to become a part-time jockey and this was a good opportunity for me to take.

"I have had my share of injuries over the years but I am lucky to be walking away from it feeling grand."

Casey tasted Cheltenham Festival success with the likes of Fadoudal Du Cochet in the 2002 Grand Annual Chase and Rule Supreme, who landed the Royal & SunAlliance Chase in 2004.

The rider also won the Irish Hennessy aboard Rule Supreme in 2005 and Kempes in 2011.

Ansar's Galway Plate success of 2004 and his Thyestes Chase win on subsequent Grand National hero Hedgehunter were other notable highlights in career that also included rides on the likes of Sackville, Missed That, Barker and many others.