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Watch Frankie Dettori drop Royal Ascot trophy for second straight day to leave punters in stitches after 22-1 winner

LEGENDARY jockey Frankie Dettori had punters in stitches after he dropped a trophy for the second straight day at Royal Ascot.

The iconic rider, 50, had just landed his 75th royal meeting winner on 22-1 outsider Indie Angel.

Dettori hoists the trophy in the air on day two of Royal Ascot
But the bottom falls off as he shakes it in delight
The legendary jockey puts his hand to his head as he realises his second error in as many days

A jubilant Dettori said ‘everything went right’ as the Cheveley Park Stud-owned longshot scooped the Duke of Cambridge Stakes and £82,880 first-place prize.

But the same could not be said of the trophy presentation.

Dettori hoisted the silverware into the air but then watched in horror as the bottom fell off.

Footage showed Dettori putting his hand to his head as if to say ‘what have I done?’ before picking up the extra piece.

This was the second time in as many days that Dettori had dropped a trophy.

He did the same when celebrating after winning on Palace Pier in the first race on day one.

Punters were creasing at the top jockey’s antics, as he kept up his love affair with the Berkshire track.

One said: “You’d think he would know how the trophies work by now.”

The jockey got the hang of it in the end

Another joked: “Oops! Win the race then break the trophy! Brilliant, Frankie…”

ITV cameras caught the moment Dettori shared the victory with emotional groom Viktor Konya.

And describing the win, Dettori said: “She likes fast ground, cover and plenty of room. She got all three things today.”

Konya, who was reduced to tears, added: “It’s amazing. I’m still in shock and I don’t know what to say right now.

“I’m so happy with this horse and so grateful to be around her every day. It’s the best feeling and this is so special.”


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