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If he happens to win the Arc the way he has won everything else, Sea The Stars will be compared with the greatest champions in Turf history.

Ballydoyle thin ranks of old guard

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Young jockeys killed in blaze at party flat

Flags flew at half mast across at race meets across the country all weekend, in remembrance of two young jockeys killed in a fire in North Yorkshire in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Fallon rides on wave of warm welcome as comeback begins

Six-time champion jockey targets next season's title despite looking out of synch following drugs ban.

Fame game can take the spotlight off big attraction

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Fallon comeback starts with losers

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Fallon clear to seek high standing

Former champion aims to return in top gear aboard favourite for Haydock sprint

Pandora: Fallon's biography is given a second airing

More than a year after it was withdrawn from bookshops, Andrew Longmore's controversial biography of racing jockey Kieren Fallon is once again to see the light of day.

BHA revisits the 'race-fixing' case

Four who were cleared at the Old Bailey in 2007 face racing's own court today

Sporting Justice, by Ian Hewitt

In an ideal world, all sport would be self-policing; sadly, the reality is very different, as this 370-page compilation of action which ended up in court indicates.

Kieren Fallon, by Andrew Longmore

Authorised or unauthorised – which is the best approach to biography? Withoutco-operation, an author has freedom to investigate closets for skeletons but is denied the chance to probe his subject at first hand. With approval, the danger is that awkward questions remain unanswered.

Lynch hits back at Panorama

Having already been charged, tried and exonerated by the justice system, Fergal Lynch yesterday expressed indignation over the way a BBC documentary stoked the embers of the "race-fixing" trial that infamously collapsed in December.

Kieren Fallon: 'It's only a matter of time before I'll be back...'

He is the greatest Flat jockey of his generation, but despite being cleared of race-fixing misses tomorrow's Derby because of a drugs suspension. In a rare and revealing interview he tells Chris McGrath about beating depression, racing again... and Ronaldo's missed penalty

Fallon: 'Sir Michael and I have been very, very lucky together'

Kieren Fallon spoke yesterday of his happiness in renewing links with Sir Michael Stoute. The six-times champion jockey, who is suspended for 18 months after failing a drugs test in France last summer, hopes that his involvement in the yard will serve him well when he begins to train in his own right.

Exclusive: Fallon to join Stoute as assistant trainer

Kieren Fallon is so routinely reproached for an impulse towards self-destruction that he deserves congratulation for revealing a far more discriminating instinct – just at the time he needs it most. Fallon, who has been given an 18-month suspension after failing a drugs test in France last summer, last night agreed to spend the next year working as an assistant to Sir Michael Stoute.

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