Frankie Dettori out of the saddle following French ban

11:02 22 November 2012

Frankie Dettori, jockey. Picture: John Walton/EMPICS

Frankie Dettori, jockey. Picture: John Walton/EMPICS

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The possibility of a lengthy ban for Frankie Dettori who tested positive to a banned substance at Longchamp in September have increased following news of his temporary ban from riding in France.

The French racing authority France Galop yesterday revealed their intention to hand over to the stewards the findings of a medical committee that met in France on Tuesday to examine the file of the three time UK champion jockey.

“Following yesterday’s examination of the file and after having duly notified the jockey Lanfranco Dettori of its decision, the medical committee has temporarily suspended the said jockey from riding in races in France, based on medical grounds,” a statement issued by France Galop revealed.

“The medical committee’s report has been passed on to the France Galop stewards. The stewards will be studying the file within the next fortnight before deciding what action will be taken.”

Dettori has since said in a statement through his solicitor Christopher Stewart-Moore that he will not ride in any country until the French racing authorities have announced their final decision.

“Following today’s announcement by France Galop setting out the conclusions of their medical committee, Frankie Dettori would like to say that he accepts their conclusions without reservation,” a statement from Stewart-Moore read.

“He is grateful to the medical committee for their time and in particular for listening to his explanation of his position.

“As to the suspension of his licence in France, this is something he fully anticipated and he has not in any event ridden since November 6, when he honoured a pre-existing commitment to ride in the Melbourne Cup.

“He can now confirm that until the matter is resolved by the stewards of France Galop at a hearing within the next fortnight he will not be riding again anywhere.

“Once the stewards of France Galop make their decision he will make a full statement but is unable to do so until such time as that final decision is announced.”

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