From The Telegraph
Kieren Fallon has told organizers of the British Champions Series that he will head to the United States some time after Saturday’s Qipco Champion Stakes with a view to a permanent move there to see if he can “get the buzz back”.
Fallon, 49, started the season very well, winning the 2,000 Guineas on Night of Thunder, a spare ride for Richard Hannon, and finding himself at the top of the pecking order for Saeed bin Suroor’s rides. But his season has since petered out.
Although he has three rides at Ascot on Saturday, including Toormore in the QEII, against his old friend Night of Thunder, the six-times champion jockey has been overlooked at Future Champions Day in Newmarket on Friday and, instead, goes to Haydock for three rides.
“It started really good but it turned out not so good,” said Fallon. “It didn’t pick up like I thought it would. You need to be making things happen for you and I wasn’t.
“I would like to go back to California, which I intend doing in the next couple of weeks, just to try and get the buzz back again. I’ve always wanted to go there and stay there but there’s always been something to come back for.
“Now there doesn’t seem to be a lot to come back to so, if I had a chance of staying there, I probably would. Without Night of Thunder and Saeed I would have been dead as I didn’t have much else apart from midweek winners. I want to go to America and see, do I want to stop riding or do I continue?”