Frankie Dettori faces an inquiry over positive test at Longchamp

Frankie Dettori will have to answer questions arising over a ‘positive test’ at Longchamp in September, the jockey’s legal representative has said.

Dettori had four rides at Longchamp on September 16th , the day in question, in trials for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

“On behalf of Frankie Dettori I can confirm that, as a consequence of a positive test at Longchamp on September 16 2012, he will be the subject of an inquiry by the Medical Committee of France Galop next week.

“In compliance with, and out of respect for, the regulations of France Galop, he will not be commenting further until the France Galop procedures have been completed.”

France Galop are unlikely to make an comment until after the hearing commences.

Dettori’s left racing stable Godolphin after a successful 18-year association, under the reasoning that “the retainer was not really working”, although the Daily Telegraph reported that Dettori was expected to continue working his present contract until the end of 2012.

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