Kieren Fallon

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AP McCoy hugs Pat Smullen in the parade ring after Quizzical wins the Pat Smullen Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The unfortunate circumstances Pat Smullen is facing somehow seemed to produce a perfect synchronicity on Sunday at the Curragh. Ordinarily the nine-t(...)

The Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland is at the Curragh on September 15th. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Smullen has ruled out riding in his charity race at next month’s Longines Irish Champions Weekend after a setback in his health. The multiple Gro(...)

Saxon Warrior partnered by Donnacha O’Brien takes the Newmarket 2,000 Guineas. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

Aidan O’Brien will begin the Derby Trial campaign at Chester on Wednesday in the enviable position of having the red-hot favourite Saxon Warrior safel(...)

 Joe Schmidt during the captain’s run in Paris. Photgraph:  Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

When Arsenal legend Tony Adams rang his former boss Arsène Wenger in October 2008 to inform him he was succeeding Harry Redknapp as Portsmouth manager(...)

“Jockeys have to know and understand they are professional athletes who have a liability not only to themselves but to their colleagues,” said jockeys’ association spokesman Andrew Coonan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Irish Jockeys Association has said it understands why four-year bans for positive drug tests have been recommended in future and it stressed that (...)

 Aidan O’Brien celebrates as Saxon Warrior wins at Doncaster to secure the trainer a record 26 Group One winners in a single year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

World records are easy to understand and inevitably provoke fascination about the holder. So Aidan O’Brien’s magnificent achievement in saddling a re(...)

Jockey Davy Russell escaped without punishment after punching his mount Kings Dolly at a meeting in Tramore. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

When the Irish Turf Club announced on Saturday that the jockey Davy Russell had received only a caution from its disciplinary panel for punching his h(...)

Kieren Fallon: “It was a great weekend, the Arc. A great Sunday, and on Monday morning we’re walking into the Old Bailey looking at six to 10 years.” Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kieren Fallon, whose brilliant and colourful career has been a thread in Flat racing’s narrative for a quarter of a century, is preparing to give a f(...)

Six-times champion jockey Kieren Fallon: announced his retirement a year after another jockey, Mark Enright, returned to racing following treatment for depression.  Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Kieren Fallon’s retirement from the saddle due to his battle with depression not only brings one of sport’s most successful and simultaneously turbul(...)

Kieren Fallon has announced his retirement aged 51. Photograph: PA

Kieren Fallon has announced his retirement from the saddle at the age of 51 as a consequence of struggles with his mental health. The six-times champi(...)

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