Frankie’s Fanfare, Part 9, Another Qipco 2000 Group 1 Guineas in his final year

May 6, 2023

Frankie Dettori continues his epic career and final fanfare year with another win in the 2000 Guineas aboard Chaldean for Juddmonte Farm

Photo: Frankie Dettori in the famed Juddmonte silks, JTW Equine Images, Past The Wire

Trained by Andrew Balding, Chaldean, the son of Frankel, dropped Frankie Dettori last time out when coming out of the gate in the Group 3 Watership Town Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham ( Group 3) Stakes. The colt fared significantly better today winning the Group 1 Qipco 2000 Guineas under yet another world class ride by Frankie Dettori who simply continues to put a closing exclamation point on his outstanding career. It was Frankie Dettori’s fourth Guineas win, the first Classic Race in the UK flat racing season.

Auguste Rodin, the highly regarded colt from the powerhouse Aidan O’ Brien barn ridden by Ryan Moore went favored at the post but did not fire and was well beaten. In the end it was Chaldean and Frankie pulling away.

Frankie Dettori in what is to likely be his final year in the saddle has been nothing short of spectacular and is riding across

At Past the Wire we are chronicling Frankie’s final year in the saddle. The series is Frankie’s Fanfare. This is part 9, you can catch part 7 here and part 8 right here. You’ll find all the Frankie’s Fanfare articles on Past the Wire.

Here is our one on one interview on his final year and more with Frankie:

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