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Thursday 27 October 2016

'He is doing great' - Fantastic news as Kieren Fallon returns to saddle after completing first phase of treatment for depression

Published 22/08/2016 | 10:27

Keiren Fallon
Keiren Fallon

Kieren Fallon is back riding out in Newmarket after completing the first phase of his treatment for depression.

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The rider announced his retirement from the saddle in July, with the 51-year-old suffering from "profound depression", according to Irish Turf Club chief medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick.

Fallon has subsequently undergone hospital treatment and is now riding out for trainer William Haggas as he enters the next stage of the process.

McGoldrick said: "Kieren is riding out for William Haggas in Newmarket a couple of mornings a week, but he still attends his aftercare appointments on a Tuesday.

"Those appointments are in Ireland and he flies back to attend.

"He's doing great. I spoke to him last week and he's heading in the right direction."

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