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Dominant Dettori Season Rolls On

Monday, 16th September 2019

On Saturday at Doncaster Racecourse in the UK, irrepressable jockey Frankie Dettori edged ever-closer to his previous seasonal benchmark of 16 Gr1 race victories set in 2001. Riding the John Gosden-trained grey Logician (Frankel-Scuffle, by Daylami) to victory in the Gr1 St Leger (14 furlongs), next year's confirmed Magic Millions Gold Coast attendee wound back the clock in making it his fifteenth elite success ahead of significant opportunities to eclipse his best ever. Chief among those will be Enable – like Logician – owned by Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms. Aside from the Arc meeting, there's also Champions Day and the US Breeders' Cup meeting to pick off another couple of Gr1s. Just over a year off turning 50, theguardian.com put Dettori's latest success in context by pointing out that he won his first St Leger in 1995, three years before the birth of Donacha O'Brien, rider of the St Leger second favourite.

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