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Fallon cleared for Melbourne Cup

Updated: Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 16:10

Keiren fallon has been given the all clear to ride in the Melbourne Cup by Racing Victoria Ltd
Keiren fallon has been given the all clear to ride in the Melbourne Cup by Racing Victoria Ltd

Kieren Fallon will be allowed to partner Yeats in the Emirates Airline Melbourne Cup after the Australian authorities approved his application for a licence.

Fallon is currently suspended from riding in Britain as he faces trial on charges of conspiracy to defraud and Racing Victoria Ltd had invited him to apply for a licence after discussing the issue at a board meeting last week.

That application has now been cleared and Fallon will be available to ride Aidan O'Brien's staying star in the 7 November feature at Flemington Park.

A statement from RVL confirmed: 'Kieren Fallon will be permitted to ride in this year's Spring Racing Carnival after Racing Victoria Limited today approved the Irish jockey's application for a Victorian 'A' (flat) riders' licence.'

Fallon will be riding in Australia for the first time if he partners Yeats in the Group One event over two miles.

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