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Sunday 25 November 2012
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Frankie Dettori has been temporarily suspended from riding in France due to this week's case over his positive test for a banned substance.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Frankie Dettori's failed test over a banned substance at Longchamp in September was not for a performance-enhancing drug, his solicitor has said.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Positive test for a banned substance and possible ban unlikely to hasten great jockey's retirement
Frankie Dettori, the most celebrated figure in British horse racing, faces lengthy suspension after testing positive for a banned substance
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Frankie Dettori, the most celebrated figure in British horse racing, faces a lengthy suspension after testing positive for a banned substance when riding in Paris in September.
Sunday 04 November 2012
Moore brings Breeders' Cup solace to O'Brien but Excelebration finds the pace too hot in California
Friday 02 November 2012
With their first domestic titles wrapped up, the opening skirmishes of the 29th Breeders' Cup tonight provide the opportunity for John Gosden and Richard Hughes to amplify their new status as respectively champion trainer and jockey-elect.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
For Frankie Dettori, the first day of the rest of his professional life could be said to be tomorrow at Newmarket. His book of seven mounts includes two in the silks of Godolphin, with whom he ended an 18-year association on Sunday, but while there will be necessarily some business as usual for the moment, life as a freelance awaits the Italian next year. And with it, an intriguing possible tilt at a fourth jockeys' championship.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
A season dominated by Frankel reaches a poignant finale in what is expected to prove his final appearance at Ascot on Saturday. But even he will do well to match the emphasis with which its outstanding jockey sealed his status yesterday.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
The bewildering fact remains that Solemia, shock winner of the richest prize on the European Turf, would have won by seven lengths – rather than a mere neck – had Orfevre not been in the field at Longchamp on Sunday. But while she may yet lend substance to her transformation, at the Breeders' Cup next month, the consensus among aficionados leaving Paris yesterday was that Orfevre had been handsomely the best horse in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The return of the rain that had laid the ground for Solemia's sunlit ambush suggested one obvious culprit. Many, however, were also inclined to volunteer another.
Sunday 07 October 2012
O'Brien will have his faith in his 'wonder' horse severely tested in a difficult challenge on a tricky course in Paris
Saturday 06 October 2012
Dettori is expected to count his millions as fair exchange for his self-respect
Friday 05 October 2012
The Turf seldom dispenses its favours evenly, but there was unmistakable symmetry yesterday to the latest twists in a topsy-turvy build-up to one of its greatest prizes. First Great Heavens was supplemented to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday, as a replacement for her brother, Nathaniel, who had joined Snow Fairy and Danedream on the sidelines on Tuesday. And then Ryan Moore was given the chance to conjure a happier climax to a saga nearly identical to the one that ended in disappointment in last year's race.
Thursday 04 October 2012
Having ruined his immaculate record at Doncaster last month, Godolphin yesterday offered connections of Camelot remarkable redress. Frankie Dettori, employed by Sheikh Mohammed's stable throughout its prolonged rivalry with Ballydoyle, will ride the Derby winner for John Magnier and his Coolmore partners in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Sunday.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
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