Kieren Fallon will stand in front of racing’s regulators this morning, pleading to be allowed to continue riding in Britain.
The six-time champion jockey will argue that he should not be banned, even though he has been charged as part of the police investigation into alleged race fixing.
Fallon and three others were charged along with Fergal Lynch and Darren Williams with conspiracy to defraud punters. Today the three will appear in front of a special panel at the Horseracing Regulatory Authority’s headquarters.
Even if British authorities decide to ban Fallon from riding, as the possessor of an Irish jockey’s licence he will still be at liberty to ride in Ireland.
Proclamation rests up
Proclamation’s connections have decided to give him a rest rather than attempt back-to-back victories in next month’s Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. The decision will give the colt more time to recover after his run at Royal Ascot last month.
The King’s Best colt finished third in Ascot’s Queen Anne Stakes but Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford was not happy with his action afterwards. Crisford has said he will look for other options for him later in the season.
Soviet Song on form
Six-year old Soviet Song will bid for a hat-trick in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes next Wednesday. According to trainer James Fanshawe the filly is in good shape, and has come out of her Ascot race well.
Intersky Falcon leaves the track
Grade 1 winner Intersky Falcon was retired on Wednesday after connections put an end to a chasing career. The nine-year old was pulled up in a novice chase at Stratford on Wednesday.
Owned by interskyracing.com, Intersky Falcon was partnered to his first and last wins by Tony McCoy. In a career of 36 races he scored 12 wins and amounted £390,997 in prize money.
The gelding’s retirement plan hasn’t been finalised but connections are determined to give him a well earned rest.
Richard Quinn retires
One of flat racing’s longest-serving jockeys Richard Quinn has hung up his boots. In a career the spanned 27 years, Quinn won 2,163 races in Britain, two St Legers and an Oaks.
However he might not be out of the saddle for long – the jockey is considering a career in show jumping.