Ha, great story. Was in a similar bar up the old town Puerto Del Carmen. Some owl fella taking bets in a back room en route to the jacks! Great set up, though I didn’t have as good a fiscal return as you had. Good pisscal return mind you.
Fallon is a hero no doubt. Was in his pomp just as I started to get in to racing. Some of his achievements are phenomenal. The industry as a whole done it’s best to break him many times. The race fixing charge being the worst. Hung drawn and quartered in the media and by those who were meant to have his back. Before a screed of evidence was presented. Anyway the book explains it all. He has a lot of demons. Hopefully he finds piece in his retirement. Few great young Irish flat jockeys out there. Whether they get close to Fallon I doubt it!