Three-times champion jockey Frankie Dettori is to join Clare Balding and the Channel 4 Racing team for Royal Ascot and the rest of the Flat season.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Channel 4 Racing presentation team for the Flat season and look forward to starting work next week at Royal Ascot – the racecourse that catapulted my career back in September 1996 when I won all seven races.” – Frankie Dettori
Gok Wan will also lead Channel 4’s Royal Ascot fashion coverage with guests including Philip Treacy. The network will air 30 hours of live coverage across Royal Ascot including all 30 races live on Channel 4.
Channel 4 say they continue to develop their coverage and commitment to Royal Ascot with a range of major investments in their coverage of one of the world’s greatest racing festivals – including the signing of three-times Champion Jockey Frankie Dettori, who will join the Channel 4 Racing team for the duration of the five-day Royal meeting and on a continuing basis across the Flat season.
Dettori, who has ridden 47 winners at Royal Ascot and famously rode all seven winners at Ascot in 1996, will join Clare Balding, Nick Luck and the rest of the presenting team on The Morning Line and live afternoon racing throughout the week – combining this with his retained jockey role for Sheikh Joaan al Thani. The new partnership with Channel 4 will also see Frankie be part of the presenting team at a range of other meetings across the Flat season.
“I’ve been talking to Channel 4 about this opportunity for a while as I have always enjoyed their racing coverage and I am delighted to be able to give viewers an insight into the great thrill of our sport.” – Frankie Dettori