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Encyclopedia > Kieren Fallon

Kieren Fallon (born February 22, 1965) in Crusheen, County Clare Ireland is a flat racing jockey and has been United Kingdom champion jockey six times.


In 1984 Kieren rode his first winner, Piccadilly Lord, at Navan. He came to England in 1988 to ride for trainer Jimmy Fitzgerald his first winner in the United Kingdom coming at Thirsk Racecourse on Evichstar.


He is married to ex-jockey Julie Bowker.


In the spring of 2004 the News of the World newspaper made allegations of race fixing against him, and he was due to appear before the Jockey Club later in the year to answer the allegations when on 1 September 2004 he was one of three jockeys arrested as part of a police investigation into the alleged fixing of over 80 races in the previous two years. On 15 December 2004 the Jockey Club discontinued its investigation into the allegations.

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Fallon was apprenticed to Kevin Prendergast (1982-7) in Ireland and then moved to Jimmy FitzGerald's yard.
Kieren Fallon had a spell as stable jockey for Henry Cecil, and after their split he rode pricipally for Sir Michael Stoute.
Reportedly Kieren Fallon's three year deal with Ballydoyle was worth four times his retainer with Stoute.
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