Cieren Fallon Aiming Big Next Season After Consecutive Apprentice Titles

Cieren Fallon

Leading young rider Cieren Fallon is hoping that after landing the Apprentice Jockeys title for a second season on the bounce, that next season he can go on and do greater things.

The son of six time Champion Jockey Kieren Fallon, has gone on to make his own stories in the sport having last season been introduced to the racing world but this season truly establish himself as a top rider.

Fallon has reached several career milestones this term, from landing his first ever group race in the Abernant Stakes to also riding out his claim when landing his 95th win of his career.

The Englishman also ticked off another career highlight when this term landing his first ever win in a Group One event winning the July Cup at Newmarket aboard Oxted for Roger Teal, who also landed his first ever win in a black type event on the flat.

To top things off for the young rider, he was made second retained rider to the superb owners of Qatar Racing with Oisin Murphy still being the number one, but with the ownership growing he has had ample opportunity to ride some of their best horses.

Although still a 21 year old the jockey wants to push on again next season and said: "It’s been a very good year,” Fallon said of his season, which returned 43 winners.

“I’ve been very lucky and had a lot of support. Hopefully it can continue next year without a claim. Obviously Oxted helped me a lot, I’ve lost my claim and had a Group success, he’s been a big part of my career so hopefully we can find another one like him.

“I’m going to be riding on the all-weather over the winter and I’ll just keep ticking along, trying to build on this for next year. Next year I hope just to ride more winners than I did this year, have a bit more Group success and just keep building each year.”