Jockey Frankie Dettori was on hand at Ascot on Monday to help his son, Rocco, prepare for the Shetland Pony Grand National at Olympia in December, reports horsetalk.co.nz. The two saddled up and went out on to the course where Dettori could give his son some pointers during a “race,” and Rocco later demonstrated his own version of his father's famous flying dismount.
“I can't wait for Olympia in December and I really want to win,” said Rocco. “I have loved every minute of being at Ascot and I think it would be fair to say I beat my Dad fair and square on the racetrack.”
— Olympia Horse Show (@olympiahorse) July 31, 2017
Taking place during the London International Horse Show, the Olympia event is the Shetland Pony Grand National's pinnacle of the season. Dettori will go along not only to watch his son compete, but also to take part in the Markel Champions Challenge, a show jumping contest for flat and jumps jockeys which benefits the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Read more at horsetalk.co.nz.
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