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Frankie Dettori Retirement Rumors Swatted Away – Jockey to Continue Racing for Another Year

, Frankie Dettori Retirement Rumors Swatted Away – Jockey to Continue Racing for Another Year

Retirement Speculation

In a surprising turn of events, Frankie Dettori, the world-renowned jockey, has put an end to retirement rumors and confirmed that he will be staying in the saddle for another year. Bookies had even placed odds on his retirement, but it seems they were mistaken.

Pursuing a Lifelong Dream

Dettori has set his sights on an ambitious goal – winning the Kentucky Derby. To achieve this, he will be racing in the United States next year. This will mark a significant milestone in his career and is a dream he has had for a long time.

Last Race in Britain

As it stands, Dettori's final race in Britain will take place next Saturday at Ascot's Champions Day. However, don't count him out just yet. Bookies are already predicting his return to the track next June for the Royal meeting, with odds of 1-8.

Odds on Future Races

Betfair has also set odds on Dettori's future races. The jockey is given a 6-4 chance of riding at the 2025 Royal Ascot, and slightly smaller odds of 2-1 to win next year's Derby. The biggest longshot, however, is Dettori riding at Listowel next year, with odds of 50-1.

A Fun Twist from Betfair

Mischievous bookmakers Betfair have added an interesting twist to the story. After a dispute over his payment, Dettori had to withdraw from racing at Listowel earlier this year. Now, Betfair is offering odds on his return to the Irish track, making it an intriguing possibility for fans.

Fee Negotiations

According to reports, negotiations over Dettori's fee for racing at Listowel took an unexpected turn. Originally, he had agreed to a fee of around £3,500, but it reportedly skyrocketed to £15,000 in the reopened negotiations. Unfortunately, the two parties couldn't find a middle ground, resulting in Dettori's absence from the track.

With this latest announcement, racing fans can breathe a sigh of relief as one of the sport's most iconic figures continues to captivate audiences with his talent and determination.

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