In a captivating interview, Frankie Dettori, the world's most famous jockey, fought back tears as he revealed how much winning his eighth Prix Jacques le Marois – and second straight – meant to him. After riding Inspiral to victory at Deauville on Sunday, the 52-year-old Dettori was visibly moved and struggled to contain his emotions.
Dettori, who is nearing his final race, was seen holding his throat and trembling as he spoke about the significance of the win. He admitted that it's hard not to cry and described the experience as amazing. Despite his previous emotional farewell at Royal Ascot, Dettori confessed that this victory was even more special to him.
Guard of Honour
As a show of respect and admiration, rival jockeys formed a guard of honour for Dettori at the French track, possibly marking his last appearance there. Dettori expressed his surprise and gratitude at the gesture, particularly when legendary French jockey Yves Saint-Martin was also present.
Punters and fans were overwhelmed by Dettori's emotional interview, showing their love and appreciation for the jockey. Many commented on how much Dettori will be missed when he retires, and some even admitted to being close to tears themselves when watching the interview unfold.
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