Frankie Dettori

Bidding Closing On Enable Headcollar

Bidding on an Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) headcollar signed by Frankie Dettori and John Gosden is set to close at 10 p.m. GMT on Sunday. The item is being auctioned to benefit East Anglia Childrens Hospices (EACH) and has reached £10,000. The headcollar was donated by Enable's owner/breeder Juddmonte Farms and comes with a letter of authenticity. Bids can be made via the Celebrity Bottom Drawer auction by clicking here.

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Frankie Dettori Named Longines World's Best Jockey

Frankie Dettori has been crowned the 2020 Longines World's Best Jockey, the third year in a row the Italian has received the accolade. Dettori, who also won the award in 2015, captured five of the world's Top 100 Group or Grade 1 races in 2020, aboard Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in the Gold Cup and Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup S.; Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in the St James's Palace S. and Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois; and the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth...

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Enable Headcollar Part of Celebrity Auction

Champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire})'s headcollar, donated by Juddmonte, will make up part of the upcoming Celebrity Bottom Drawer auction to aid the East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). The Juddmonte homebred won 11 Group 1 races and her headcollar was signed by her jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden. Organised by comedian Griff Rhys Jones, the 10-day online auction begins on Friday, Nov. 27. Alongside Enable's headcollar, there are also top-grade cast-offs, memorabilia and treasure donated by various celebrities including Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Ian Hislop, Matt Lucas, David...

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Siyouni's St Mark's Basilica Prevails In the Dewhurst

Saturday's G1 Darley Dewhurst S. proved the latest in a line of O'Brien family benefits, with Aidan stamping his authority with a one-two courtesy of St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) and Wembley (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Joseph's Thunder Moon (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) rounding out the placings. Behind that pair when third in The Curragh's G1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National S. over this seven-furlong trip Sept. 13, St Mark's Basilica was under cover early with Frankie Dettori playing a waiting game with the pace strong up ahead. Threaded through a...

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Enable Faces History; O'Brien Arc Runners Scratched

She is here. She made it. Relax, breathe easier. All the personnel linked by her journey from Juddmonte foal to Clarehaven thoroughbred icon have their work complete. There is only Frankie now in the human chain that connects to the wondermare whose very name evokes positivity and entitlement. At 4:05pm Parisian time, Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) brings closure to her epic odyssey against a suitably dramatic climatic backdrop. As if she has summoned the trinity of gods of the wind, the rain and the clouds to frame her historic bid...

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Dettori: “Pressure Is Less Than Last Year”

Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will on Sunday attempt to accomplish what has never been done before in winning a third G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The man who has been in her saddle the past three years and steered her to all 11 of her Group 1 victories, however, said he is feeling less pressure than he did at her first attempt at the historic feat 12 months ago, when she was second to Waldgeist (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). "We have already achieved something historic by winning the King George...

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Quarantine Exemption Possible for Jockeys Competing on Arc Weekend

British jockeys may yet be exempt from two weeks of self-isolation after competing at ParisLongchamp on Arc Weekend Oct. 3-4. The British Horseracing Authority is making a submission to Public Health England on Tuesday. Currently due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, anyone traveling back from France is required to self-isolate for seven days under the elite sportsperson's exemption rather than the normal fortnight. If the exemption is allowed, stable staff and trainers would also be included along with jockeys. If the exemption is not granted, many high profile riders would...

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Enable in Good Form in Advance of Fourth Arc Appearance

Two-time G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) turned in another solid gallop in advance of appearing in her fourth consecutive Arc. Second last year, the John Gosden trainee resurfaced with a runner-up performance in the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July, but was back in the winner's circle on July 25 when taking her third G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. The Juddmonte colourbearer's historic third Arc bid comes on the heels of a dominating win in the G3 September S. over...

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First Black-Type Winner For New Bay at Doncaster

There was a first black-type winner for the Ballylinch Stud-based New Bay (GB) (by Dubawi {Ire}) on Friday as Marc Chan's New Mandate (Ire) got up close home in Doncaster's Listed bet365 Flying Scotsman S. Keen early for Frankie Dettori restrained towards the rear of the group racing up the centre, the Aug. 23 Sandown nursery winner who was sent off at 17-2 found a gap up the far rail to wear down Laneqash (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}) in the final strides for a head success, with the 5-4 favourite...

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Dubawi's Indigo Girl Takes the May Hill

Earning TDN Rising Star status on debut when winning over a mile at Yarmouth Aug. 30, George Strawbridge's Indigo Girl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) made an impressively rapid jump forward to capture Thursday's G2 bet365 May Hill S. at Doncaster. Held up in last early by Frankie Dettori after an awkward start, the 10-3 second favourite was delivered with an eye-catching move stand's side to swamp the long-time leader Dubai Fountain (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) with 1 1/2 furlongs remaining. Despite running green in front, the full-sister to the same connections' group...

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Logician Downs Lone Rival In Doncaster Return

Last term's unbeaten G1 St Leger hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}), under wraps following a bout of peritonitis, maintained his perfect record in Thursday's 10-furlong Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Conditions S. back at the scene of that Classic triumph in his first start since. 1st-Doncaster, £20,000, Cond, 9-10, 3yo/up, 10f 43yT, 2:10.36, gd. LOGICIAN (GB) (c, 4, Frankel {GB}--Scuffle {GB} {SP-Eng}, by Daylami {Ire}) was under wraps after a storied case of peritonitis and went postward as the prohibitively priced 1-12 favourite facing just one rival, last year's G2...

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Stroll For Enable In the September

John Gosden could hardly have scripted a better 2020 for Clarehaven's standard-bearer Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Saturday's G3 Unibet September S. at Kempton turned out the predicted stroll all expected as she works towards her historic Arc attempt. Providing the only anxious moment for 1-14 backers when awkward from the stalls, the Juddmonte juggernaut was soon in command as Frankie showed his intent to keep it simple. Tracked throughout by Kirstenbosch (GB) (Mount Nelson {GB}), she went through the contest like a piece of strong exercise and there were...

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