CIEREN FALLON is the latest guest to join “Inside The Rails”, a monthly podcast which aims to promote syndicate ownership as well as discussing the latest news in the world of horse racing. The podcast went live today on all the main platforms.
The 24-year-old son of six-times Champion Jockey, Kieren Fallon, didn’t start race riding until 18, the same age as his father but he has had a meteoric rise since riding his first winner in 2018.
After finishing second on his first two rides, Cieren went one better on his third ride when steering 25/1 outsider, Plucky Dip to victory at Leicester on 24 September 2018 in a 7f apprentice race for trainer John Ryan. To put this into context, 11-times champion jockey, Pat Eddery, didn’t ride his first winner until after 70 rides.
Cieren rode four winners in his first season at a strike rate of 15% and the following year became Champion Apprentice with 62 winners from 479 rides with again a healthy strike rate of 13%.
In 2020, Cieren became Champion Apprentice again, the first time a jockey had defended his Apprentice title in 32 years. Perhaps more importantly, he rode his first Group One winner in just his third season, when landing the Darley July Cup on Oxted for trainer, Roger Teal. His mounts also won over £1million in prize money.
Cieren has ridden three times for Solario Racing, twice on Twilight Bay and once on Sharp Distinction and his record is a fourth, a third and a second. Surely it’s only time before he rides a winner for us? His new role as Number One rider for Qatar Racing is a huge boost to his career and he has a lot to look forward to in 2022.
The facts and figures mentioned barely feature in the podcast, so to find out about the real Cieren Fallon, tune into the Inside The Rails podcast on Apple, Spotify or other major platforms.