Form: My Autobiography

by Fallon, Kieren
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ISBN: 9781471166549
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Overview

The Irish Times bestseller and award-winning autobiography from one of the world's greatest and most controversial horseracing jockeys, Kieren Fallon.

Kieren Fallon is one of the world's greatest jockeys, but in addition to his many achievements, his career was marked with controversy.

A British Champion Jockey six times, Kieren Fallon won more than 2,250 races--including the Derby three times, and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe twice, and quickly became one of racing's biggest stars. He was also accused of race fixing, resulting in a trial for which he was completely cleared.

No one questioned his ability in the saddle. Few, if any, have ever been as good at coaxing horses to victory. But his extraordinary rapport with horses was not matched in his dealings with humans--particularly not those in authority with whom he's had a career-long battle.

In Form, Fallon recounts his rise from a rural Irish family with no racing connections, and his frequent run-ins with the media as well as many others involved in the sport. With wit and searing honesty, he describes the huge pressures of being a jockey in the spotlight--and how his dazzling riding career was marred and then brought to a premature halt by campaigns of lies and innuendo.

Entertaining, revealing, and powerful, this is a unique sports memoir from a horse racing legend.

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Author: Fallon, Kieren
  • ISBN: 9781471166549
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 7.70 x 1.00
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • Publication Year: 2019

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