Dettori makes it a Derby double in Chantilly
Frankie Dettori was in Derby-winning mode again yesterday, this time in France. Just over 24 hours after landing his first Epsom Derby on Authorized, the Italian celebrity jockey added the French version, the Prix du Jockey-Club, on locally trained
favourite Lawman. Dettori had to survive being thrown from his mount on the way to post, but returned to wild applause at Chantilly as his astonishing big-race winning run continued. This weekend has taken his career to new heights, emphasising his great riding talent to the critics who considered his star to be on the wane.
(JA McGrath, Daily Telegraph)
“People wait all their lives to win a Derby and I win two in 24 hours.” — Frankie Dettori, winner of the English and French Derbies this weekend