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Dettori review – emotional documentary clears every hurdle

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There’s almost too much to shoehorn into this infectiously admiring profile of jockey Frankie Dettori, he of the spring-heeled vault out of the saddle in the winners’ enclosure. By any measure he has had an extraordin...

‘For 18 months, I thought I was a leper’: Frankie Dettori on his cocaine ban, bulimia and banter with the Queen

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All life can be found at Dettori towers. The outside looks forbiddingly formal – a huge new-build mansion, propped up by grandiose pillars, near the Suffolk racing town of Newmarket. Inside, it’s a different story. Fr...

Talking Horses: Save A Forest good value to upset Frankie Dettori

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The Frankie effect should ensure that Free Wind sets off as favourite for the Group Two Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster on Thursday, the feature event as a big crowd returns to Town Moor for ladies’ day at the St Leger ...

Dettori brings Stradivarius to concert pitch for thrilling Lonsdale victory

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A great horse race does not need a big field, a huge purse or a sunny afternoon. It just needs two well-matched horses and riders that refuse to concede defeat and a furlong or two of ground for them to fight it out, ...

Voracious Frankie Dettori passes Royal Ascot milestone on Palace Pier

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Frankie Dettori, the king of Royal Ascot, paused just moments after he won the opening race of the week and then, rightly, he lifted his left hand to pat the gleaming neck of his imperious horse. Palace Pier, the hot ...

Adam Kirby wins Derby on Adayar after losing original big-race ride to Dettori

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Adayar, a late gamble down to 16-1 at the off, and ridden by late replacement Adam Kirby, won the Derby at Epsom. The jockey only got the ride late in the build-up to the race after his original mount, John Leeper, wa...

Frankie Dettori steers Snowfall through rain to pulverise rivals in Oaks

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Snowfall stunned her Oaks rivals as she triumphed by a distance in the Epsom Classic. Trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Frankie Dettori, the winner was travelling supremely well with two furlongs to run and when ...

Frankie Dettori ends 30-year wait for Chester Cup repeat aboard Falcon Eight

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Frankie Dettori overcame a slow start from a tricky draw to land the Chester Cup for only the second time in his career here on Friday, bringing the top-weight Falcon Eight, a 15-2 chance, with a powerful run to lead ...

Frankie Dettori takes his 20th Classic with 1,000 Guineas win on Mother Earth

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Frankie Dettori, on Mother Earth, rode his 20th British Classic winner in the 1,000 Guineas here on Sunday, and celebrated as if it was the first. He whooped and hollered all the way to the winner’s enclosure on Aidan...