Kieren Fallon is a man who never got on a race horse until he was almost eighteen and yet he quickly developed a natural rapport with horses that makes them respond to him like no other jockey. Six times he has been Champion Jockey and a seventh title was taken from his grasp when he had a horrific, career-threatening fall in June 2000. He has won thirteen Classics, including the Derby three times and is now based in Ireland at Ballydoyle with Aidan O'Brien. Award-winning sports writer Andrew Longmore has talked to those who know Fallon best and assesses what drives him to his fearsome competitive streak. Like his fellow countryman Roy Keane, Fallon combines supreme ability with a brooding dark side that makes him a hugely captivating and fascinating character.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2008