‘We’re in the dark’: Frankie Dettori loses rides for Gosdens amid talk of split

By: Tony Paley Friday 24 June 2022
  • Stable not using jockey at Newmarket on Saturday
  • Dettori was severely criticised by trainer at Royal Ascot

John and Thady Gosden will not be using Frankie Dettori at Newmarket on Saturday, amid rumours of a split after a dreadful week at Royal Ascot for the jockey. Hollie Doyle, who rode her first Classic winner when successful on the Gosden-trained Nashwa on Sunday, is favourite to take over at the yard.

There has been no official comment from the trainers or the rider but Dettori’s manager, Peter Burrell, said: “We’re in the dark and searching for answers like everybody else.” He told the Racing Post: “Frankie rang up the Gosden office this morning to discuss riding plans for the weekend, as he usually does, but didn’t get a call back. We know absolutely nothing, so we’ll have to put the jigsaw together ourselves. Whatever John and Thady have done, we’ll all have to move on with.”

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