Jockey Dettori Suspended for Overuse of Whip

Jockey Dettori Suspended for Overuse of Whip
Photo: AP/PA, David Davies
Frankie Dettori celebrates after winning the Queen Anne Stakes with Ramonti. He later received a suspension for overuse of the whip in the race.

(Edited press release)

Jockey Frankie Dettori was suspended July 5 for 14 days for overuse of his whip while guiding Ramonti to victory in the the June 19 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.

A disciplinary panel was told that Dettori struck his mount 25 times inside the final 500 meters of the race.

The suspension is from July 13-26, allowing the jockey to ride English Derby (Eng-I) winner Authorized in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) July 28.

Dettori appeared before a Horseracing Regulatory Authority hearing, admitting he broke the rules by hitting Ramonti with excessive frequency without giving him time to respond.

Ramonti was the surprise winner of the June 19 Queen Anne, beating favorite George Washington, who finished fourth.

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