Frankie Dettori To Ride At Killarney Racecourse Next Week

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Frankie Dettori pictured at the Curragh two years ago.  Photo: Patrick McCann

LEGENDARY jockey Frankie Dettori is confirmed to ride at Killarney racecourse next Wednesday July 17, the third day of their five-day July Festival.

This will be the first time the Italian jockey has ridden at the racecourse, but it’s not his first time in Kerry as has appeared at Tralee Racecourse before back in 1998.

The 48-year-old Italian-born, British-based jockey who is known for his distinctive ‘flying dismounts’ is one of racing’s most successful jockeys and recognised sports people.

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He has won all the major Flat races around the world including multiple group and classic races in Ireland.

Frankie is having a fantastic Flat season in Britain. He was crowned leading rider at the recent Royal Ascot meeting with a tally of seven winners. He also rode the dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable to win the Group 1 Coral Eclipse at Sandown Park last Saturday.

The five-day festival at Killarney runs from Monday July 15 to Friday July 19 and among the winners at the corresponding fixture 12 months ago was recent Epsom Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck. The 2017 Epsom Derby winner Wings Of Eagles is another Killarney graduate, he landed his maiden success at the course in August 2016.

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