Dettori Lodges Appeal On Nine-Day Ascot Ban

Frankie Dettori | Mathea Kelley

Frankie Dettori has appealed his nine-day suspension he earned for interference during the first day of Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Aboard King Charles and Queen Camilla's Saga (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) for John and Thady Gosden in the Listed Wolferton S., he was found guilty of careless riding by the Ascot stewards. The suspension was due to run from July 4-12, and would result in Dettori missing a ride on Emily Upjohn (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in the G1 Coral-Eclipse on July 8.

“I put my appeal in yesterday, so it's fingers crossed,” Dettori told talkSPORT. “I spoke to my lawyers and they told me to appeal.”

On his decision to retire this year the Italian added, “Every day I get asked. At the moment I'm retiring–Oct. 21 [in England] and then abroad. I'm sticking to it.

“Yesterday [winning the G1 Gold Cup] was unbelievable, the reception that I got. I just have to say thanks for all the support over the years and let's carry it on over another two days and have some fun.”

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