ONE of the most successful and durable associations in the history of
Flat racing is about to end after Godolphin confirmed on Sunday that Frankie Dettori will not be one of its retained riders next year.
Dettori, whose 18-year role as principal jockey to Sheikh Mohammed's
operation has yielded victories in most of the world's major races,
sparked speculation that his ties with Godolphin could be severed when
sensationally accepting the mount on the Coolmore-owned Camelot in the
Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
That speculation has now been proved accurate with Godolphin
confirming in a statement that they felt the retainer with Dettori "was
not really working".