Frankie Dettori and John Gosden partnership is split by ‘sabbatical’

By: Greg Wood Saturday 25 June 2022
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John Gosden and Frankie Dettori, who have enjoyed a highly successful partnership on the Flat since the spring of 2015, announced on Friday night they have agreed to “take a sabbatical” by mutual consent following “an amicable meeting” at the trainer’s Clarehaven stable in Newmarket.

The trainer will instead continue without an official No 1 rider. In a statement following Friday’s meeting, Gosden said: “Following speculation in the press, Frankie and I have amicably decided to take a sabbatical from the trainer/jockey relationship but we remain the closest of friends and colleagues.

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