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Met Mile On The Table For Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow

The quirky horse made history earlier this year when he doubled up in the Dubai World Cup, and Godolphin’s Thunder Snow is far from finished with his racing career. According to attheraces.com, the 5-year-old son of Helmet could next start in the Grade 1 Met Mile at Belmont Park. “Thunder Snow is doing good and worked […]

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‘He Is Like A God Around Horses’: The ‘Enduring Genius’ Of Aidan O’Brien

Trainer Aidan O’Brien is having yet another tremendous flat season, and has won three of the four British classics, and both Irish classics run so far. The words “genius” and “brilliant” are often used to describe the 47-year-old trainer, and when it comes to getting the best out of his horses, his incredible record speaks […]

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‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel’: Fallon Back Working Horses, Enjoying Life

Former British champion jockey Kieren Fallon, who retired from the saddle last July while undergoing treatment for depression, has begun working horses for trainer Saeed bin Suroor in Dubai. In his first interview since retiring, Fallon told the Racing Post how much he was enjoying his work again and that he now felt that there was “light at […]

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‘Coping With The Lows’: Professional Jockeys Association Addresses Mental Health

On Monday, coinciding with World Mental Health Day, the Professional Jockeys Association released the latest of its “Jockey Matters” film series entitled “Mental Health and Wellbeing.” The release of the film comes on the heels of an announcement by top jockey Graham Lee, the only rider to win both the Grand National and the Ascot […]

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Fallon ‘Heading In The Right Direction’, Doing Well In Treatment For Depression

Former champion jockey Kieren Fallon continues to make progress in his treatment for depression, and has begun riding out for trainer William Haggas a couple of mornings each week. The Racing Post reports that Fallon continues to be treated for “severe depression”, which led him to announce his retirement from the saddle in early July. Turf Club chief […]

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‘I Haven’t Seen Him Look As Good In A Long Time’: Fallon Making Progress In Fight Against Depression

Former champion jockey Kieren Fallon is reportedly responding well to treatment in his fight against depression. Racing UK reports that Fallon was admitted for treatment July 4, not long after he retired from riding. At the time, Fallon admitted he had been suffering from depression for “the best part of three years.” Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, senior medical […]

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Fallon To Begin Hospital Treatment For Depression

Jockey Kieren Fallon, who announced his retirement from racing on Monday, will begin treatment in his battle against depression by entering a hospital program that will last from three to four weeks. According to a report from Racing UK, Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, who is serving as Fallon’s spokesperson said on Tuesday, “The next step in his treatment is […]

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‘Severe Depression’ Forces Champion Jockey Kieren Fallon To Retire

Citing an ongoing battle with “severe depression”, six-time British champion jockey Kieren Fallon has decided to hang up his tack and retire from riding. The Racing Post reports that the 51-year-old rider had not ridden since June 26 at the Curragh. Fallon had returned to Ireland this season to ride for trainer Michael O’Callaghan. Turf Club chief medical officer […]

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Back Home Again: Fallon Returns To Ireland To Ride

Former champion jockey Kieren Fallon, who has been based in the U.S. for over a year, has returned to Ireland and will ride at the Curragh Sunday. The Irish Field reports that Fallon is the new stable jockey for trainer Michael O’Callaghan, who is based at Crotanstown Stud in Co. Kildare. O’Callaghan is considered a “rising star” in the […]

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Kieren Fallon To Make Golden Gate Riding Debut Thursday

Kieren Fallon, a six-time champion jockey in Great Britain, will make his first appearance at Golden Gate Fields on Thursday when he competes in the first race. A 50-year-old native of Crusheen, Ireland, Fallon will ride Chalking It Up (6-1) in the Thanksgiving opener, an optional claiming race for 2-year-old fillies at one mile on […]

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