Talking Horses: Dettori named world's best jockey for third straight year

By: Greg Wood Wednesday 27 January 202

Award based on jockeys’ performances in the 100 highest-rated Group One and Grade One races around the globe in 2020

He is now a few weeks into his sixth decade, but there is still no rider on earth to rival Frankie Dettori when it comes to racing’s showpiece events. For the third year running, the Italian was officially named the world’s best jockey on Tuesday, a title based on jockeys’ performances in the 100 highest-rated Group One and Grade One races around the globe in 2020, and while Enable, last year’s King George winner, has now been retired to the paddocks, few would bet against him making it four in a row in 2021.

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