CHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Kieren Fallon poses at Chester racecourse on May 4, 2016 in Chester, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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Top Irish jockey Fallon retires because of depression

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LONDON — Kieren Fallon, a six-time champion jockey in Britain, has retired from horse racing after suffering from depression.

Speaking on Fallon’s behalf, the chief medical officer for the Irish Turf Club said on Monday that Fallon has had depression for almost three years.

Dr. Adrian McGoldrick told Britain’s Press Association that Fallon has “quite profound depression,” and that he will be admitted to hospital in his native Ireland as soon as possible.

Fallon rode 16 winners in British classics and two winners in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, in 2005 and ’07. He was champion jockey in Britain six times from 1997-2003.

In a controversial career, Fallon was cleared in 2007 of charges of fixing races, for which he was suspended for 17 months. He also was twice banned for failing drug tests.

Lockdown wins by 2 1/2 lengths in Aqueduct’s Busanda Stakes

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NEW YORK (AP) Lockdown won her stakes debut Sunday, beating Libby’s Tail by 2+ lengths in the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.

Libby’s Tail, the 3-5 favorite, set the pace with Lockdown right behind before taking charge and turning for home.

Kendrick Carmouche rode for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott as Lockdown got her second win in three starts.

“She has such a long stride, you just have to time her run and she’ll take you home from there,” Carmouche said.

The time was 1:44.75 for the one mile, 70 yards.

Lockdown, the 2-1 second choice, paid $6.60, $2.50 and $2.10. Libby’s Tail returned $2.30 and $2.10 and No Sweat paid $3.20 to show.

More New Orleans Fair Grounds horses test positive for equine herpes

BRIDGWATER, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 11: A horse relaxes in the fields at Gib Hill Stables on January 11, 2017 in Bridgwater, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)
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NEW ORLEANS — Officials at the New Orleans Fair Grounds say more horses have tested positive for equine herpes this week, resulting in the lengthening and expansion of existing quarantines.

The Receiving Barn returned a pair of positive tests, while two other barns returned 28 positive tests combined, resulting in 14-day quarantines being reset.

An additional barn was placed under quarantine when one horse there tested positive.

The virus, called EHV-1, is latent in many horses, but symptoms can emerge periodically, making it contagious. EHV-1 can cause respiratory or neurological problems, as well as aborted or unhealthy pregnancies.

Racing continues at the Fair Grounds, where officials say they’re working with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture to find places outside the Fair Grounds to isolate infected horses.