Top Jockey Joins The Drug Taker?

  Bing.alau 20:43 13 Nov 12

Has anybody else heard about Frankie Dettori falling from grace?

  Bing.alau 20:45 13 Nov 12

No idea how I substituted a question mark for the letter "s".

  csqwared 20:48 13 Nov 12

Only what I've seen here.


I suppose until the outcome of the enquiry is known we should be giving him the benefit of the doubt.

  wiz-king 05:38 14 Nov 12

Just a bit of horseplay and eat his mounts food?

  WhiteTruckMan 08:19 14 Nov 12

I don't get it. What kind of performance could be enhanced by drugs that would be beneficial to a jockey? I mean it's not like they do a LeMans style start and have to sprint 50 yards to their mounts, maybe carrying their saddles, then have to single handedly saddle their mounts before setting off.

The only thing that springs to mind is weight loss, and if they can reliably do that with pills they they can make far more money in the slimming industry than they ever could riding horses.


  robgf 08:46 14 Nov 12


Horse riding takes quite a bit of physical endurance, it's not easy controlling half a ton of horse. So performance enhancing drugs would be a definite advantage. The rush you get from riding a horse fast, is far better than from driving, or motorcycling, simply because they are a bit unpredictable, or with some horses, very unpredictable......

  Quickbeam 08:58 14 Nov 12

Must'be been an illicit slice of Lembas bread...

  WhiteTruckMan 09:08 14 Nov 12


I don't doubt the endurance side, but surely that merely requires a pretty high level of physical fitness. It's not as if the horse is going to run any faster if the rider is fitter!


  wee eddie 09:13 14 Nov 12

I have not, as yet, heard what drug he is accused of taking.

There are many, such as 'Cold Suppressants' that are banned but unlikely to make any difference to his performance.

Until the nature of the banned substance is revealed, I am holding my judgement.

  Bing.alau 13:27 14 Nov 12

The Sun has never worried about having evidence has it?

  Aitchbee 19:22 14 Nov 12

Top jockeys don't need stimulants to get the best out of a horse ... but this Top Horse might need some 'legal' performance enhancing drugs;

...and a good night's kip ... in between [performances].

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