Fallon refused permission to ride at Arlington

KIEREN FALLON has been refused permission to ride in the Arlington Million in Chicago tomorrow.

The Arlington Park stewards have upheld the Illinois Racing Board’s ruling that suspensions from other jurisdictions be honoured at the state’s tracks.

“Mr Fallon’s presence on the grounds of any facility under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Racing Board calls into question the honesty and integrity of horse racing due to his current indictment in England of conspiracy to defraud,” ruled the stewards.

Fallon is suspended from riding in Britain as he faces trial next year on charges of conspiracy to defraud.

He had applied for a licence to enable him to partner Ace in the Arlington Million and Ivan Denisovich in the Secretariat Stakes. No other jockeys have yet been pencilled in for the Aidan O’Brien runners.

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