Twenty-year-old Cieren Fallon, son of six-time British Champion flat jockey, Kieran, was crowned Champion Apprentice 2019 at Ascot on Saturday.
Fallon Jnr, who rode his first winner, Plucky Dip, at Leicester on 24th September 2018, finished this season with 50 winners, seven clear of his closest rival for the apprentice title, Seán Davis.
“It’s been a very good season,” said Cieren. “I’ve had a lot of help and support and I’m delighted to have achieved this. Thanks to the British Racing School and to my jockey coaches – they’ve been a great help in building me up to where I am today.”
Fallon, who is apprenticed to Newmarket trainer William Haggas, did not sit on a horse until he was 17 despite his equine background. He will now spend a few months in the USA with trainer Christophe Clement over the winter “to get the clock in my head – Dad said that’s a big must” said Cieren.
His father, Kieran won 16 British Classics, while his mother Julie (Bowker) also rode as a professional jockey in the late 1980s and early 1999.