Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Crunch hearing for DettoriHeadlines
Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori faces a France Galop inquiry on Tuesday after testing positive for a banned substance at Longchamp in September.

His solicitor Christopher Stewart-Moore released a statement last week which said the jockey would appear before the medical committee of the French racing authority in Paris.

It has been widely reported Dettori failed the test due to the presence of cocaine and faces a six-month ban, which is expected to be reciprocated by racing jurisdictions worldwide. Stewart-Moore declined to name the substance involved, but said it was "not a performance-enhancing drug".

Dettori had four rides at Longchamp on September 16, a day of major trials for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe meeting the following month. France Galop have not commented on proceedings and, in previous similar cases, have not issued a statement before the hearing.

Dettori made the headlines last month when his 18-year association with powerful owners Godolphin came to an end, with the three-times champion jockey planning to ride as a freelance in 2013.

A number of bookmakers have now, however, removed Dettori from their betting for next year's jockeys' championship.

Kieren Fallon was banned six months by France Galop in 2006 after returning a positive test for a metabolite of a banned substance. France Galop then banned him a further 18 months after a second positive test in August 2007.

Dettori himself was cautioned by police for possession of cocaine in 1993.

Asked by the Daily Mail in 2010 about his biggest regret, he said: "Getting caught with cocaine in 1993. I was on all the front pages and put my family through hell.

"I was cocky and had too much too soon. It made me grow up."

25 October 2014

Steip shock as Ship sinks
Blaklion sounds War cry
Trophy proves a stroll in Park
Roan reward at last for Wishfull
Muir full of praise for Code
Hawk swoops for Aintree prize
Smaih shines for Hannon
McCoy delighted with World hero
PJA and BHA issue fraud warning
'Enigma' Seanie ready for Knockaire
Prendergast duo set Eyrefield poser
Tac takes aim at Royal-Oak double
Snoano stepping up for Trophy bid
Adelaide rules in Cox Plate
Sir Max clinches Mercury gold
Full marks for Bangor schooling
Milky Way on another planet
O'Brien targets another Trophy
Hurricane in hat for Morgiana
Buick happy as a Star is born
King ace back in the Old routine
McCoy makes Chepstow return
Botti seeking Astrelle celebration

24 October 2014

Ballyalton out for the season
Hutchinson sits out weekend action
Balding sweet on Park chance
Walker hoping for Glorious victory
Times out to make Newbury headlines
Cheltenham honour leading figures
Moore keen on Adelaide chance
Stevens back for Breeders'
Johnson Houghton fined
Duke lords it at Carlisle
Southwell first for O'Brien
Fenton fined over steroids
Buywise on the money at Ludlow
Lockinge the big plan for Toormore
Stone ruled out of Old Roan
Wetherby likely for First run
Elm tops Trophy octet

23 October 2014

Fenton guilty of drugs possession
Williams hoping for Max power
Harty biding his time with Lane
Clonmel aim for Baily
Jezki possible for Morgiana bow
Harrington expects Naylor to shine
Gosden a Fan of Newmarket scorer
Northern aces face off in Cumbria
Murphy plagued by shoulder injury
Dynaste charts direct Haydock route
O'Brien outlines Breeders' plans
Wetherby-bound Taquin to duck Power
High hopes for Adelaide run
Gilgamboa waits on ground
Dandino misses Cup date

22 October 2014

December date for Balding memorial
Deputy outgunned at Fontwell
Whisky chasing Power spoils
Burke maps out Odeliz targets
Present sights set on Power prize
New category for all-weather champs
Moviesta has sales date
National aim for O'Neill star
Cheltenham on Ginge agenda
Lewis eyeing Dubai success
Henderson handed Ascot role
Panther given Breeders' go-ahead
Plain sailing for perfect Storm
Big Easy sets sail for Open fixture
Hall monitored for Giant Bolster
Stomachion in November frame
Hughes revels in 'sweet' success
BHA moves to address small fields
Connell turns to Heskin
Integral to race on next year

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2014