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Dettori gets six-month ban

Frankie Dettori has been banned from race-riding for six months by France Galop, the ruling body of French racing, for failing a drugs test while riding at Longchamp racecourse in Paris on 16 September. However, the ban will end on 19 May, six months after he was suspended from riding in France at an earlier hearing into the case, which means he will be free to ride in the Derby and Oaks at Epsom in early June.

The end-date for the worldwide ban offers some consolation for Dettori, who would have missed both the Epsom Classics had the suspension started following the announcement of the inquiry's findings on Wednesday. The six-month duration of the ban also means that he will be able to ride at Royal Ascot in June 2013.

In a statement via his solicitor Christopher Stewart-Moore, which was released to the Press Association, Dettori said that he "fully accepts" the decision to ban him for the failed test, which is believed to have been for a metabolite of cocaine.

"France Galop have today announced their finding Frankie Dettori has committed a breach of their rules relating to prohibited substances," Stewart-Moore said. "I have spoken to Frankie since the announcement was made and he has told me he fully accepts France Galop's decision.  Read More

 

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