Frankie Dettori to carry the Olympic torch

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  • Popular Flat jockey Frankie Dettori is to carry the Olympic Flame tomorrow (Tuesday 10 July).

    Frankie will carry the torch at Ascot racecourse on day 53 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay.

    The Italian jockey, who famously went through the card at Ascot in 1996 – winning seven races on one day – will be passed the torch as it makes its way from Ascot High Street into the racecourse.

    He will then take it on a lap of the parade ring, on horseback.

    Frankie will be riding ex-racehorse Monsignor, a Cheltenham Festival winner and “ambassador” of racehorse rehoming charity HEROS.

    “It is an honour and a privilege to be invited to carry the Olympic Flame, especially at a track that holds such happy memories for me,” said Frankie.

    “I’ll be watching when the flame reaches its final destination and the Olympic Games can begin.”

    Ascot will be open to the public from 3pm, with the torch expected to arrive in Ascot at 4.26pm and at the racecourse itself at 4.35pm.

    For more information visit: www.ascot.co.uk

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