Monday, 04 July 2016 19:03

Kieren Fallon Retires After Battle With Depression

Today is a sad day for racing folks as an all time great has hung up their silks. Kieren Fallon, the six-time champion jockey has retired after a battle with depression.

The Irish Turf Club's chief medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick was quoted by the BBC saying the jockey had "lost the motivation" to keep riding.

The 51 year old jockey had rode over 2,200 winners during his career. His big British wins included:

  1. 2,000 Guineas: 5 wins

    1. King's Best 2000

    2. Golan 2001

    3. Footstepsinthesand 2005

    4. George Washington 2006

    5. Night Of Thunder 2014

  2. 1,000 Guineas: 4 wins

    1. Sleepytime 1997

    2. Wince 1999

    3. Russian Rhythm 2003

    4. Virginia Waters 2005

  3. Derby: 3 wins

    1. Oath 1999

    2. Kris Kin 2003

    3. North Light 2004

  4. Oaks: 4 wins

    1. Reams Of Verse 1997

    2. Ramruma 1999

    3. Ouija Board 2004

    4. Alexandrova 2006

Kieren Fallon was known throughout horse racing for his perserverence and determination over the years who was impressively gifted as a Jockey. It wasn't a career without some controversey as he did serve two drug bans and was cleared of race-fixing allegations.

'King Kieran' will be missed as the champion he was from the team at Race Day Ratings and we wish him a healthy recovery in his retirement years.