Frankie Dettori

Sports Digest, November 28, 2012

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Dettori tests positive at Longchamp, faces drugs inquiry

Frankie Dettori wins the Gold Cip at Royal Ascot in Britain in June. Photo: EPA

Frankie Dettori, one of the outstanding jockeys of his generation, failed a drugs test when riding at Longchamp in France in September, his lawyer announced on Tuesday.

The legendary Italian rider’s positive result will be the subject of a hearing conducted by France Galop, French racing’s governing body, in Paris next week.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

I need a new challenge, says Dettori

Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori revealed he is set to quit Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum's Godolphin stable after 18 years.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:58am

Top riders in two-horse race

Orfevre and Christophe Soumillon walk back to the stables after a final gallop in Lamorlaye, north of Paris. Photo: AFP

Racing's two most charismatic jockeys, Christophe Soumillon and Frankie Dettori, have had relatively low-key seasons but, at Longchamp today, they both have chances to turn their seasons round.

Soumillon, 31, and the Dettori, 10 years older, clash on the co-favourites in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which they have won five times between them.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:02am

Champions Mile field 'best ever', boasts Club

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is boasting the best HK$12 million BMW Champions Mile in the history of the event next month as runaway Dubai Duty Free winner Cityscape seeks to break the vice-like local grip on the race.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bad starts cost HK contenders in Dubai

Hong Kong hearts were broken as the two sprinters carrying the Bauhinia flag were beaten by barriers, in more ways than one, at a drama-charged Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan last night.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

So on target to claim Qatar series

Apprentice Ben So Tik-hung achieved something on Wednesday night that even perennial champion Douglas Whyte has yet to achieve - he won a purebred Arabian race in Qatar.

So is Hong Kong's representative in the three-day Qatar Apprentice Jockeys' Invitation series at Al-Rayyan racecourse in Doha, and finished eighth in the first leg of the series on Tuesday night.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rispoli keen to get back in saddle in HK

With Italy's racing industry in crisis, jockey Umberto Rispoli is determined to make the most of his two-month stint in Hong Kong, which begins with two rides at Happy Valley tonight.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Beadman can come good with Moore on his side

Darren Beadman saves his best for the big days and he can halt the red-hot run of Douglas Whyte in the Jockey Challenge today.

Beadman - $2.60 second pick combines strong rides in the international features with a handy support card and gets the benefit of odds-on 'banker' Captain Sweet.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Frankie Dettori

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Regency aces bring Cruz double joy

On a night when the skill of jockeys was celebrated, it was former champion hoop Tony Cruz who stole some of the limelight as a trainer with a 'Regency double' at Happy Valley.

And the six-time Hong Kong jockeys' premiership-winning Cruz was taking at least some of the credit for the winning rides aboard Regency Luck and Regency Winner, as they saluted in contrasting styles.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dettori lights up the Valley once again

The world's most charismatic jockey, Frankie Dettori, gave the big crowd a double helping of what it came for at Happy Valley last night as he grinned and star-jumped his way to a third Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Murtagh riding high for big night at Valley

Ireland's Johnny Murtagh is 'on a roll' as he strives for an outright win in tonight's Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship to go with his Super Jockey title in Japan.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Prebble has more incentive as he flies HK flag

Brett Prebble has been the dominant jockey at Happy Valley over recent seasons and the Australian can make it official by taking the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship tonight.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Overseas riders at the mercy of Whyte

Three-time Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship winner, Douglas Whyte has been posted as the early favourite for the 2011 renewal at Happy Valley, despite his view that past winners Christophe Lemaire and Frankie Dettori will be hard to beat.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am