11/21/2012 2:12PM

Dettori suspended after positive test at Longchamp

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Former champion jockey Frankie Dettori has been temporarily suspended for testing positive for a banned substance at Longchamp Racecourse on Sept. 16, according to a statement released Wednesday by France-Galop, the country’s regulatory body.

The statement did not reveal the length of the suspension, but said the decision was “based on medical grounds.” Details of the September test have not been announced.

Dettori, 41, gave evidence at a hearing Tuesday to France Galop’s medical committee. The committee’s findings have been forwarded to France Galop’s stewards, who are expected to announce a decision in the next two weeks.

Dettori’s lawyers told British press Wednesday that the jockey will not ride until he learns more of his fate with French officials. Dettori was at Longchamp on Sept. 16 to ride a program that featured several major stakes.

russell More than 1 year ago
What does "temporary" suspension mean? Its not like he can ever get those days back if they allow him to ride back again. Is it self imposed or the track is not allowing him to compete? This is getting strange.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Decision in two weeks they say, right?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't even bother yourself Mcrory, you will be blitzed...from all angles.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
I see that no-name... Tell 'em to let it come.
Frank More than 1 year ago
So he took lasix before the race instead of the horse?