Frankie Dettori's battling to save his reputation after being suspended for 6 months for taking a banned substance.
It follows a failed test in France and couldn't have come at a worse time.
At the age of 42 and having ridden more than 3,000 winners, Dettori's career is at a crossroads after splitting with his stables after 18 years and becoming a freelance jockey. Some have suggested he might even retire.
Frankie Dettori has been suspended from riding for six months after being found guilty of taking a prohibited substance, his legal representative Christopher Stewart-Moore said this morning.
Newmarket jockey Frankie Dettori should learn at nine o'clock this morning what punishment he will face for a failed drugs test.
Dettori, who tested positive for a banned substance at Longchamp in September, could face a ban of up to six months from all racing.
Dettori is temporarily suspended from racing in France.
French racing officials are expected to meet today to decide what action to take against the Newmarket jockey Frankie Dettori.
France Galop stewards will discuss a medical commission report on the jockey, who tested positive for a banned substance at Longchamp in September.
A verdict on any suspension to arise from Frankie Dettori's failed drugs test at Longchamp on September 16 is not expected today.
Dettori was asked to attend a hearing of the Medical Commission of France Galop at 11.30am this morning, with the opportunity to explain his version of events.
The commission will make their findings known to France Galop and it is understood the stewards will meet in two weeks' time to discuss it.
Millionaire jockey Frankie Dettori may learn his fate as early as next week for failing a drugs test for a banned substance after riding in France. If found guilty, Dettori who lives at Stetchworth near Newmarket, could face a ban of up to six months. Here's Donovan Blake's report.
Frankie Dettori's solicitor has said that the jockey's positive test for a banned substance at Longchamp was not for a performance-enhancing drug.
Frankie Dettori, who lives in Newmarket, will face a hearing before the medical Committee of France Galop next week. His solicitor declined to name the substance in question.
The Newmarket-based racehorse Frankel has been named Cartier's Horse of the Year. It's the second year running he's won the prestigious title.
The 4-year-old bowed out of competitive racing last month with an unblemished record of 14 wins.