Belfast Telegraph

Friday 1 August 2014

Fallon vows to quit racing if found guilty of race-fixing

Irish jockey Kieron Fallon is vowing to quit racing if he is found guilty of race-fixing charges in Britain.

The 41-year-old is currently banned from riding in Britain pending the outcome of his trial for allegedly conspiring to defraud the Internet betting exchange Betfair.

However, he is free to continue riding elsewhere and will be in action in the Melbourne Gold Cup tomorrow.

In an interview with the Times newspaper today, Fallon says he would retire from racing altogether if he lost his job with Coolmore as a result of being found guilty.

"I wouldn't carry on riding no-hopers round Listowel, not after riding favourites in all the Classics," he says.

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