In case you missed the cavalcade of stories that were published on Sunday, Godolphin confirmed the long-recognized trend that they were moving-on from their long association with jockey Frankie Dettori. Having retained Mickael Barzalona two years ago and Silvestre DeSousa at the beginning of 2012, Dettori’s expiration date seemed near. A Godolphin report indicated Dettori would not be retained in 2013. Geoffrey Riddle, writing for Abu Dhabi-based The National, tells the full story.
Review Geoffrey Riddle’s column from June 2012, when Dettori’s retirement was rumoured, but unfounded.