Dettori set to race in the United States despite retirement vow

Frankie Dettori CANCELS his plan to retire and plots a move to the US to try to win the Kentucky Derby, as 52-year-old admits ‘I can’t stop while winning’ just a week before his last British race

  • Frankie Dettori has revealed plans to move to the US despite vowing to retire 
  • The legendary jockey previously claimed the 2023 season would be his last 
  • The 52-year-old said he ‘can’t stop’ and wanted to continue his winning run 

Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori has revealed he will put his retirement plans on ice by moving to the United States to continue racing – after previously claiming the 2023 season would be his last in the saddle.

Last December Dettori announced his plans to end his incredible career in horse racing after 35 years in the sport, having been a champion jockey on three occasions and 77 Royal Ascot winners.

But Dettori, 52, claimed he ‘can’t stop’ and was reluctant to end his winning streak as he refused to put a time frame on his upcoming spell in the States.

He told the Times: ‘I just can’t stop. It could be three months, it could be three years.

‘I just can’t stop because I am winning, simple as that,’ he said. ‘I am winning, performing and feeling good.’

Frankie Dettori is set to halt his retirement plans and continue his racing career in the US

Dettori, who will base himself in California, has already committed to ride at the Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot on October 21 before competing at the Breeders Cup in the US and Australia and Hong Konm  

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