Jockey Frankie Dettori was handed a 7-day riding ban by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) for careless riding during a race at Newbury, according to a report in the Racing Post. The ban rules him out of the second day of the 2011 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5th. He is still eligible to ride on the first day, Friday, Nov. 4th.
According to the BHA, the ban-causing incident occurred when jockey Harry Bentley was thrown from his mount, Right Step, after Dettori had moved his horses in an unsafe manner. The ban covers Nov. 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th and 15th.
Dettori rode Dangerous Midge to a win in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Turf and has won 10 Breeders' Cup races in his career, including Raven's Pass in the 2008 Classic at Santa Anita.
In other action from across the Atlantic, odds-on favorite Camelot (GB) dominated the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster and, in the process, stamped himself the (extremely) early favorite for the 2012 Epsom Derby. Camelot is a two-year-old son of Montjeu (IRE) out of a Kingmambo mare (Tarfah).