Under Starters Orders - Cieren Fallon Jr

Features | 16th July 2020

Born into racing royalty, Cieren Fallon Jr has started his racing career in spectacular fashion.

Name: Cieren Fallon Jr

Age: 21

Interesting Fact: Cieren is the son of six-time Champion Jockey Kieren Fallon who won a mammoth 16 British Classic races in his career

Champion Apprentice

The 21-year-old emerged on the scene in a big way last season; marching on to land the Champion Apprentice in some style.

Despite only bagging his first winner in September 2018, Fallon Jr put together a cracking campaign, notching 50 winners in his maiden season.


Despite the challenges with Covid-19 Fallon has started 2020 in great form. His main aims for the season being to both ride out his claim and win a further Champion Apprentice title. Becoming a two-time title winner is a feat that is not often achieved.

Alongside his day-to-day quest of amassing plenty of winners, the youngster has set about making a splash at the bigger weekend meetings. However, even he couldn’t have dreamed that his first Group 1 victory would arrive so quickly. A devastating win in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on board rising sprint star Oxted.

Appearing in just his second Group 1 contest, Fallon Jr got off the mark with an impressive ride aboard Roger Teal’s four-year-old.

No doubt the pair will have plenty of exciting day’s out ahead as both aim to further their careers together.