The apprentice with a famous racing name, Cieran Fallon, and the title of 2019 champion apprentice in Great Britain, has been in South Florida since early November and the 20-year-old bug rider has a mount for Christophe Clement on the December 26th card at Gulfstream Park.
The young rider had this to say:
“I definitely want to work on the ‘clock inside my head’ and my timing. For a jockey, it’s important to know how quick you are going. That was a big part of my dad’s career. Every young jockey or apprentice that has come here out of England has gone back to England and been very successful. I talked to my dad about this and he was behind my plan. I’d like to come here every winter.”
Cieran Fallon is the son of Kieren Fallon, the retired jockey who was the overall champion rider in Britain six times and the former stable rider for the Ballydoyle. Cieran’s mother was also a rider, Julie Bowker.
Cieran’s US debut comes in the second race, a claiming affair for horses who have not won two races with a price of $16,000.00. He’ll ride What’s to Blame who broke his maiden for $40,000.00 last out.