Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Piggott pips Dettori at post as best jockey ever

Is Frankie Dettori the best Flat jockey ever - even surpassing the legendary Lester Piggott - in racing's Sport of Kings? Italian maestro Dettori, MBE, wowed the 2019 Royal Ascot meeting, underlined by riding the first four winners on Thursday's...
Buick awaits medical advice ahead of Royal Ascot

Buick awaits medical advice ahead of Royal Ascot

By Andrew Atkinson WILLIAM Buick is awaiting medical advice as to whether he can return to racing at Royal Ascot this month - in the wake of suffering post head-injury syndrome in May. Buick, 30, underwent tests at Addenbrooke's Hospital in...
Jockey Frankie Dettori (right) celebrates winning the Investec Oaks on Anapurna

Italian star Frankie ‘in love’ after fifth Oaks win on Gosden’s Anapurna

By Andrew Atkinson FRANKIE Dettori was 'in love' after his successful ride on Anapurna in the Oaks at Epsom - when beating Pink Dogwood for the Italian star's fifth victory in the Classic: "I absolutely love it!", said Dettori. Anapurna, a...

Nick thwarted on medical grounds at Ayr

By Andrew Atkinson NICK Barratt-Atkin's debut ride under rules at Ayr on Tuesday evening - booked to ride the Phil Kirby trained Hard Times - was thwarted on medical grounds. "I was told by the Clerk I couldn't ride," said disappointed...
Nick Barratt-Atkin - stylish jockey.

Nick’s dedication has pulled him through after working hard at Jack Berry House –...

By Andrew Atkinson NICK Barratt-Atkin returns to the saddle at Ayr when riding the Phil Kirby trained Hard Times - the teenage jockey's first official ride as an Apprentice jockey - for the Richmond, North Yorkshire, stables. Nick is back in...
Ukulele star 'Cloggy' George Formby remains youngest jockey, age 10

Ukulele star ‘Cloggy’ George Formby remains youngest jockey, age 10

Ukulele legendary star George Formby became apprentice jockey at trainer Thomas Schofield's Epsom based stables, where he raced professionally, aged 10, the youngest ever professional jockey to this day. Formby, who died in March 1961, was removed from formal education at...
Frankie Detorri

Jockey Feature: Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori is one of, if not the most important jockey figure in racing, likewise to snooker's Ronnie O'Sullivan. Milan born Italian ace Dettori will celebrate his 49th birthday on December 15. So how long will Dettori remain in the saddle...
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