Legendary Jockey Frankie Dettori expected to feature in Scotland this July
With the 2023 season at Hamilton Park now in full swing, the award-winning Lanarkshire racecourse has revealed that Frankie Dettori is expected to visit the course for the G4 Claims Ltd Glasgow Stakes Racenight on Friday 21 July, as part of his final season before retiring from the saddle.
Widely regarded as the greatest jockey of all time, Dettori has won more than 500 Group races including 20 winners of the British classics, most recently steering Chaldean to victory in the 2000 Guineas. He’s also a three-time winner of the Glasgow Listed Stakes when it was previously run at York, and will no doubt be hoping to add to that tally when the race is contested as part of a fixture that also features the G4 Claims Ltd Scottish Stewards Cup.
Newly-appointed Clerk of the Course at Hamilton Park, Carol Bartley said; “We’re incredibly excited at the prospect of Frankie coming to Hamilton this summer to give his Scottish fans the chance to see him in action before his retirement. It’s been over 10 years since his last ride at Hamilton Park and we’ve been working closely with Frankie and his team to ensure that there are opportunities for the fans to get a picture or an autograph with him on the night as well as seeing him in action.
Naturally nothing’s guaranteed due to the nature of our sport, but we’re doing all we can to make sure that Hamilton Park features in his ‘Farewell Tour’.”
Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori added; “I’m really looking forward to making the trip to Hamilton Park this summer. It’s been a long time since I’ve ridden at the course and I can’t wait to see my Scottish fans and hopefully ride a winner or two.”
Gates open at 4pm on Friday 21 July for the G4 Claims Glasgow Stakes Racenight, with the six exciting races getting underway at 5.55pm including the EBF Glasgow Listed Stakes and G4 Claims Ltd Scottish Stewards Cup. In addition there will be music after racing provided by the fantastic Simple Minded and Deacon Blues tribute acts.
Adult tickets are priced at £22.50 when booked online during the advance booking window, saving £5.50 on the full adult price, and are available now at www.hamilton-park.co.uk. As always, children under-18s go free, under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information on Hamilton Park’s facilities and fixtures visit www.hamilton-park.co.uk.