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Martin L. Fallon, Jr.

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Martin L. Fallon, Jr.

Hall of Fame Trainer

Biography: A former jockey who rode through the 1930s, Marty Fallon joined the Army as a paratrooper during World War II. He trained California star Hillsdale to 13 stakes wins in 1958-59. He was best known around the racetrack for bringing up young contract riders, who he taught to work from hotwalker up to gallop boy before any of them could ride races. His riders included Tony Vega, Bobby Martel, Matt Vigliotti and Jake Nied, Jr.

Fallon spent most of his career in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where he earned five training titles. He served as head of the United Thoroughbred Trainers of America and the New Jersey division of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association.

Stakes Wins:
1988 – Flintock Stakes – Regal Hero
1969 – Junior Derby – Strutting Sandal
1959 – American Handicap – Hillsdale
1959 – Aqueduct Handicap – Hillsdale
1959 – Argonaut Handicap – Hillsdale
1959 – Californian Stakes – Hillsdale
1959 – Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap – Hillsdale
1959 – Los Angeles Handicap – Hillsdale
1959 – San Carlos Handicap – Hillsdale
1959 – San Fernando Stakes – Hillsdale
1959 – Santa Anita Maturity – Hillsdale
1958 – Boardwalk Handicap – Hillsdale
1958 – El Dorado Handicap – Hillsdale
1958 – Malibu Stakes – Hillsdale
1958 – Michigan Derby – Hillsdale
1958 – Will Rogers Stakes – Hillsdale