BBC special delves into Kieren Fallon’s career

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  • Fans of controversial Flat jockey Kieren Fallon will not want to miss a documentary about the disgraced champion to be shown on TV next week.

    The BBC1 Inside Sport Special: Kieren Fallon — The Ride to Redemption goes out on Monday, 14 December at 11.20pm.

    “My racing comeback has proven to all who doubted me that I am capable of becoming champion jockey for a seventh time,” said Fallon.

    “Unfortunately headlines have left people with a distorted opinion of me as a person.”

    During the show, Fallon tells broadcaster and former amateur jockey Clare Balding about his turbulent career, explaining how he wants to turn his life around following an 18-month racing ban after failing a drugs test for cocaine.

    Fallon also talks candidly about his six-month ban for pulling jockey Stuart Webster off his horse, allegations of race fixing and alcohol problems.

    He told H&H: “There are two sides to every story and now I have the chance to tell the public my side.”

    The programme includes contributions from John Francome, Frankie Dettori and Sir Michael Stoute.

    This article was first published in Horse & Hound (10 December, ’09)

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