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Japan sweeps Hong Kong races

HONG KONG, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Hong Kong's international races lived up to their name Sunday as Agnes Digital's victory in the HK$18 million Hong Kong Cup led a near-sweep of the day's events

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of the weekend's Grade I Stakes races.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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Breeders' Cup Results

ELMONT, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Results of Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park, with winning jockey and trainer:

'Euro Disney' on Long Island

ELMONT, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Only a nose kept Saturday's 18th running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships from being totally "Euro Disney" on Long Island.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Horseracing Writer

Tiznow takes BC Classic for 2nd time

ELMONT, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- For the second straight year, Tiznow beat the best Europe had to offer in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic.

Breeders' Cup Turf Results

Order of finish in the 2001 Breeders' Cup Turf (1 1/2 miles):
By United Press International

Fantastic Light wins BC Turf

ELMONT, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Fantastic Light was detoured by his owners from the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic to the $2 million Turf but he made no detour on his way to the winner's cir

Analysis of Breeders races

ELMONT, N.Y., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A race-by-race analysis of Saturday's $14 million Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races at Belmont Park:

Fields for Breeders' Cup races

Fields for Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park, by post position, with jockey and morning-line odds:
By United Press International

Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Saturday's 18th running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships provide some classic matchups, including a potential rubber match in the $4 millio
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Lanfranco "Frankie" Dettori, MBE (born 15 December 1970 in Milan) is an Italian horse racing jockey and celebrity. He is the son of Sardinian jockey Gianfranco Dettori, who was a prolific winner in Italy. Also known as real name Lanfranco Dettori in non-English speaking countries.

Dettori's first experience with horses was at the age of twelve and his father bought him a Palomino pony. This had some impact on him, as he rode the horse often. When he was 13 Dettori left school to become a stable boy and apprentice jockey. The following year he went to Great Britain where he apprenticed with trainer Luca Cumani at Newmarket in 1985 and became a stable jockey soon after.

In 1990 Dettori became the first teenager since Lester Piggott to ride 100 winners in one season. His first win came at the age of 16 in Turin in November 1986, while his first victory in Britain was the following June. Further success followed, with numerous winners in Group 1 races. On 28 September 1996 he achieved the feat of winning all seven races on a single day at Ascot Racecourse.

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