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Last Updated: Tuesday, 19 December 2006, 10:55 GMT
Fallon vows to carry on riding
Kieren Fallon faces a trial in September 2007
Fallon's trial could last about three months
Six-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon has insisted he has no intention of retiring despite facing a race-fixing trial in September 2007.

The Irish rider previously indicated he would quit if the case against him was not resolved within six months.

Fallon, along with fellow riders Fergal Lynch and Darren Williams, faces a lengthy trial at the Old Bailey.

But the 41-year-old told the Racing Post: "Next year I will be better than ever."

He was charged following a City of London police investigation into alleged race fixing.

Having already been banned from riding in Britain, he must also serve a suspension until June next year for failing a drugs test.

But despite his current troubles, the three-time Epsom Derby winner said he will not call time on what has been an illustrious, if chequered, career.

I am in the best shape of my life - I could be like this for at least another five more years

Kieren Fallon
And he is determined to resume riding for trainer Aidan O'Brien and the powerful Coolmore operation.

"I have never been more hungry and I am determined to repay Coolmore for standing by me," he said.

"I have ridden well over the last couple of years but still made the odd mental error.

"But now I am going to be sharper than ever because I will appreciate and enjoy being able to ride those good horses all the more.

"I am 41, but I can't talk about retiring.

"I have no aches and pains. I am in the best shape of my life - I could be like this for at least another five more years."

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