Dettori lands new deal with Al Thani
LONDON (AP) - Five weeks after returning from a cocaine ban, Frankie Dettori is the new retained rider for Qatari-based owner Sheikh Joaan Al Thani.
Dettori has been without a regular ride since his successful 18-year partnership with Godolphin ended in October.
Dettori says "it's a good opportunity for me to get back in the big league.''
Dettori rode some horses owned by Al Thani at Royal Ascot last month.
The Italian-born jockey was banned for six months after testing positive at Longchamp last September.