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BEST JOCKEY IN THE WORLD? SIX FRANKIE DETTORI ROYAL ASCOT WINS

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Champion jockey Frankie Dettori was crowned top jockey at Royal Ascot 2020 (Ascot Racecourse) for a seventh time, bringing his total tally of Royal Ascot winners to 73.

Dettori has drawn level with former jockey Pat Eddery, while he still has a long way to go to catch Lester Piggott on 116 Royal Ascot winners.

This was thanks to six winners across the five days, with wins in the Ribblesdale Stakes (Frankly Darling), The Gold Cup (Stradivarius), Hardwicke Stakes (Fanny Logan), Queen Mary Stakes (Campanelle), Coronation Stakes (Alpine Star) and St James's Palace Stakes (Palace Pier).

Frankie Dettori won 19 Group 1 races in 2019:
CRITERIUM INTERNATIONAL (Alson)
BRITISH CHAMPIONS FILLIES AND MARES STAKES (Star Catcher)
Prix De Royallieux (Anapurna)
Prix Vermeille (Star Catcher)
St Leger Stakes (Logician)
Enable (Yorkshire Oaks)
Coronet (Prix Jean Romanet)
Advertise (Prix Maurice de Gheest)
Too Darn Hot (Sussex Stakes)
Stradivarius (Goodwood Cup)
Enable (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes)
Star Catcher (Irish Oaks)
Too Darn Hot (Prix Jean Prat)
Enable (Coral-Eclipse)
Coronet (Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud)
Advertise (Commonwealth Cup)
Stradivarius (Ascot Gold Cup)
Crystal Ocean (Prince Of Wales’s Stakes)
Anapurna (Epsom Oaks)

In 2019, Frankie Dettori surpassed 250 Group 1 winners.

He has won a number of the world's most prestigious races, including the Japan Cup, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Irish Derby, Dubai World Cup, Breeders' Cup Classic, Hong Kong Cup, The Oaks, The Derby and the 2,000 Guineas.

He has been associated with equine greats like Enable, Ouija Board, Golden Horn, Grandera, Singspiel, Daylami, Swain, Balanchine, Wilko, Raven's Pass, Electrocutionist, Dubai Millennium, Joshua Tree, Cape Verdi, Kazzia, Blue Bunting, Falbrav, Island Sands, Drum Taps, Kayf Tara, Authorized, Lammtarra, Lawman, Almutawakel, Marienbard, Refuse To Bend, Halling, Sakhee, Sulamani, Lammtarra, Aljabr, Shamardal, Scorpion, Conduit, Ramonti, Olympic Glory, Bahamian Bounty, Shalaa, Lochsong, Balanchine, Fantastic Light, Intikhab, Starborough, Lady Aurelia and Galileo Gold.

However, the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse continues to elude him.

Dettori's Melbourne Cup record:
1993: Drum Taps (Lord Huntingdon) 9th
1995: Bullwinkle (Robbie Griffiths) 10th
1997: Arabian Story (Lord Huntingdon) 6th
1998: Faithful Son (Saeed Bin Suroor) 7th
1999: Central Park (Saeed Bin Suroor) 2nd
2000: Lightning Arrow (Saeed Bin Suroor) 17th
2001: Marienbard (Saeed Bin Suroor) 7th
2002: Pugin (Saeed Bin Suroor) 18th
2003: Mamool (Saeed Bin Suroor) Last
2004: Mamool (Saeed Bin Suroor) 7th
2006: Geordieland (Jamie Osborne) 18th
2010: Holberg (Saeed Bin Suroor) 6th
2012: Cavalryman (Saeed Bin Suroor) 12th
2015: Max Dynamite (Willie Mullins) 2nd
2016: Wicklow Brave (Willie Mullins) 22nd
2017: Almandin (Robert Hickmott) 12th
2019: Master of Reality (Joseph O’Brien) 4th

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