Dettori out at Royal Ascot with arm injury
Check back later for Bob Kieckhefer’s recap of the first day of Royal Ascot, coverage presented by Fasig-Tipton – home of the “Turf Showcase” yearling auction Sept. 10.
From Royal Ascot comes the news that jockey Frankie Dettori won’t be riding the meet because
of an arm injury sustained last week. Jockey changes are below, among the most prominent being that American Hall of Famer John Velazquez picks up the mount on American Patriot for his main trainer, Todd Pletcher, and Lady Aurelia and Nootka Sound for Wesley Ward. American Patriot’s regular rider in the U.S. was Javier Castellano, including winning Keeneland’s Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile.
“For me that’s soul destroying as it’s the most important week of the year” — Frankie Dettori, to Racing Post, on missing Royal Ascot.