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Night of Thunder - Kieren Fallon

Fallon guides 40-1 outsider Night Of Thunder to win the 2000 Guineas

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)  

Kieren Fallon: Six of his most memorable rides

ON THE day that Kieren Fallon's retirement is announced, we look back on some of the most memorable moments from his riding  career.

Fallon controversially won the Chester Cup on board Top Cees

  PICTURE: MARTIN LYNCH (racingpost.com/photos)  

Top Cees (Chester Cup, May 10, 1995)

A runaway win that created more headlines and uproar than just about any other winner in his career, spawning the famous and successful High Court libel action from winning connections.

Fallon taking the plaudits after winning the Derby on Oath

  PICTURE: RACING POST  

Oath (Derby, June 5, 1999)

A day after winning the Oaks on Ramruna, Fallon took the law into his own hands when Oath threatened to boil over in the preliminaries and took him out of the parade and to post early before completing the Classic double for his then-boss Sir Henry Cecil.

King's Best giving Fallon another Classic win

  PICTURE: MARK CRANHAM  

King's Best (2,000 Guineas, May 6, 2000)

After the loss of the Cecil job Fallon showed his talents were unaffected as he teamed up with Sir Michael Stoute to coolly thread his way through to another Classic success.

Fallon winning the Hong Kong Vase on Ouija Board

  PICTURE: GETTY IMAGES  

Ouija Board (Hong Kong Vase, Dec 11, 2005)

Having won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare at Lone Star Park he was reunited a year later to win in Hong Kong with another of his trademark fearless hold-up rides.

Kieren Fallon after winning the Arc by a neck with Dylan Thomas

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Dylan Thomas (Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Oct 7, 2007)

Having failed a drug test and facing what turned out to be an 18-month worldwide ban Fallon put his off-track problems out of his mind to force Dylan Thomas home by a head.

Fallon storming to victory on Night Of Thunder (left) in the 2,000 Guineas

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Night Of Thunder (2,000 Guineas, May 3, 2014)

A fifth win in this Classic - and ultimately the last of his career - gained as a 40-1 outsider, working what with hindsight looks a miracle in defeating Kingman and Australia.

 
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