Dettori, Pharoah, and girl power reign in golden year


PARIS: Frankie Dettori enjoyed a golden season in 2015 as Michelle Payne made history in the Melbourne Cup and American Pharoah basked in a rare Triple Crown glory. Not in his wildest dreams could Dettori have envisaged such a remarkable return to the racing spotlight. His high profile 2012 ban for recreational drug use and a painful split with Godolphin hinted at the waning of the charismatic Italian’s glittering career. Then along came the John Gosden-trained Golden Horn, the 44-year-old Dettori’s ticket back to the big time. The pair teamed up to land the Epsom Derby, justifying 13-8 favouritism, with Gosden also saddling the runner-up Jack Hobbs.



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