Frankie Dettori wins June Jockey of the Month

News | 8th July 2020

It was an outstanding month for Frankie Dettori. Royal Ascot's top rider with six victories including the Ascot Gold Cup on Stradarius.

Frankie Dettori won the Jockey of the Month award by popular vote. 

The 49-year-old received 44% of the vote, ahead of fellow nominees Jim Crowley (30%) and Oisin Murphy (26%).

The three-time Champion Jockey recorded six winners at the Royal Meeting to win the top rider of the week prize for the second consecutive year.

It was Frankie’s second consecutive Top Jockey title in the last two years. A total of seven Top Jockey titles in his 30 years of riding at Royal Ascot.

Not only was it a memorable month but a memorable moment in his career. Frankie landed his 70th Royal Ascot win of his career before going on to score another three victories.

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Frankie Dettori on winning Jockey of the month

On being named Jockey of the Month, Dettori said: “I’m delighted to have been voted as Jockey of the Month.”

“June was a fantastic month for me with Royal Ascot being the pinnacle – especially winning a third gold cup with Stradivarius which was amazing and a special moment for me. Thank you to everyone who voted for me!”

Dettori’s Royal Ascot week as it happened

Early in the week, victories came with Fanny Logan in the Hardwicke Stakes which resulted in Dettori’s 70th Royal Ascot win of his career, the Ribblesdale Stakes aboard Frankly Darling, and a third successive Gold Cup with Stradivarius.

Frankie Dettori winning his third Ascot Gold Cup with Stradivarius

Dettori stole the show on the final day of Royal Ascot (Saturday 20th June) with a tremendous treble.

Victories came in the Queen Mary Stakes aboard Campanelle, Palace Pier securing the St James’s Palace Stakes and Alpine Star winning the Coronation Stakes – the latter two races forming part of the 2020 QIPCO British Champions Series.

Other notable victories

Dettori secured a total of 19 victories in June and amongst his other successes were doubles at Newmarket, Yarmouth and Doncaster. He is currently tenth in the 2020 Flat Jockeys’ Championship with 20 wins in total so far this season.

The Flat Jockeys Championship

In winning the competition, Frankie Dettori is awarded £1,000 and a £500 charity donation of his choice. He has selected the Direct Aid for Africa (DAFA) as his chosen charity.