Tag: Frankie Dettori

Stradivarius Searches Again for the Right Note in Long Distance Cup

The British Champions Long Distance Cup is where dominance ended for Stradivarius last year. And after his seventh-place finish in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the British Champions Long Distance Cup is where Stradivarius seeks to regain it this year. And bettors think he will. The standout Irish stayer […]

Frankie Dettori and Enable were No. 1 a remarkable 14 times in 17 races together. The star 6-year-old mare retired Monday. (Image: Sandown Park)

Two-Time Horse of the Year Champion Enable Retires

Record-breaking mare Enable retired on Monday when her Juddmonte Farms connections announced she would begin her breeding career next year. The announcement came in a written statement from Juddmonte Farms early Monday. The statement announced that Enable’s first date next spring is with the stallion Kingman. “After consulting her trainer […]

Enable and Frankie Dettori face only three rivals in their bid for history in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. (Image: Coady Photography)

Enable Running for History in King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Horseplayers, your handicapping homework for Saturday’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is minimal. No need to crunch volumes of numbers, because trainers for the Ascot race crunched them for you. They crunched them down to four horses for the Group 1, 1 ½-mile race at Ascot. Despite its […]

With Frankie Dettori in the irons, English King brings all the advantages of royalty into Saturday's Epsom Derby. All, save a favorable starting stall. (Image: Megan Ridgwell)

Epsom Derby Favorite English King Seeks to Make, Overcome History

This will test every ounce of Frankie Dettori’s considerable and well-chronicled riding skill. His mission is to win Saturday’s Epsom Derby aboard favored English King from Stall (Gate) No. 1. In English racing, that’s on the outside rail. At Epsom, it’s the Stall of Death. That stall hasn’t sent out […]

This is what a 150/1 shocker looks like at the finish line. Nando Parrado pulled off the biggest upset in Royal Ascot history when he won the Coventry Stakes at 150/1. (Image: The Sporting Life)

Crash Survivor Namesake Nando Parrado Pulls 150/1 Royal Upset at Ascot

The horse was named for a survivor of the infamous 1972 plane crash in the Andes, which made Nando Parrado such an international celebrity that Ethan Hawke played him in the movie. And the horse Nando Parrado became an instant celebrity Saturday, becoming the biggest longshot to win a race […]

Frankie Dettori's trademark flying dismount signifies another victory for the standout Italian jockey. He and Stradivarius run for a Gold Cup three-peat in Thursday's Royal Ascot featured race. (Image: Racing TV)

Stradivarius, Jockey Dettori, Play a Beautiful Tune at Royal Ascot

If you’re ever fortunate enough to gain entrance to the Royal enclosure at Ascot, you’ll see a statue of jockey Frankie Dettori, who rides Stradivarius in Thursday’s Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. The monument commemorates his “Magnificent Seven” victory performance at Royal Ascot in 1996 when he took a multi-million-pound […]

There will be no royal entrances at Royal Ascot this year. Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter, Princess Anne, are sitting this one out due to the coronavirus. (Image: Adrian Dennis/Getty)

Royal Ascot 2020: No Pomp, Plenty of Circumstance for Top Horses

There will be no Royal procession at Royal Ascot this year. The 220,000 finger sandwiches, 120,000 buttermilk scones, and 80,000 cups of tea consumed last year won’t be challenged this year. And the Royal Ascot purses took a royal trimming, sliced by 55% to £3.68 million from the planned £8.095 […]