Dettori lands new deal with Al Thani
LONDON -- Five weeks after returning from a cocaine ban, Frankie Dettori is the new retained rider for Qatari-based owner Sheikh Joaan Al Thani.
Dettori has been without a regular ride since his successful 18-year partnership with Godolphin ended in October.
Dettori says "it's a good opportunity for me to get back in the big league."
Dettori rode some horses owned by Al Thani at Royal Ascot last month.
The Italian-born jockey was banned for six months after testing positive at Longchamp last September.
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