Have your say: Shamed Dettori vows to battle back after six-month drugs ban

Cavalryman ridden by Frankie Dettori

Cavalryman ridden by Frankie Dettori

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A REMORSEFUL Frankie Dettori has vowed to rebuild his shattered career after being handed a six-month ban for a drugs violation which has left his reputation in tatters.

He admitted that he had “let down” racing and “that his privileged position brings with it responsibility” after French stewards imposed the suspension following the 41-year-old’s positive test in September for a banned substance during a random examination.

Even though cocaine has been widely reported to be the drug in question, several top trainers gave their backing last night to the charismatic Italian, the face of racing and three-time champion jockey, who will be eligible to return to the saddle on May 20 next year.

 

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