MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 14: Jockey Ben Allen celebrates his win on Lord Fandango in race 4 the Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes during Melbourne Racing on Caulfield Guineas Day at Caulfield Racecourse on October 14, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

My Mystery Illness

I grew up around horses and I've been riding them all my life. I started riding at the track when I was 13, shortly before…


MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 03: Jockey Ben Allen looks on during Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 3, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

The Call-Up I Never Expected

I remember on Melbourne Cup Day last year, I was around 53 kgs and I'd just finished my last ride for the afternoon. In that…