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Dettori banned 6 months for positive drug test

Updated: December 5, 2012, 7:29 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Jockey Frankie Dettori has been banned from racing for six months by French horse racing stewards following a positive drug test.

The Britain-based rider tested positive for an unidentified banned substance Sept. 16 at a race meet Longchamp. The ban, backdated to his medical hearing last month, is likely to be extended worldwide until May 19 next year.

The medical committee of the French horse racing association temporarily suspended the Italian on "medical grounds" last ...

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