Frankie Dettori to lead The East in Racing League 2023
Preparations for Racing League move up a gear this week with the announcement of the seven team managers ahead of the jockey draft at Doncaster on Saturday morning, April 1.
Frankie Dettori is an eye-catching addition to the roster of seven managers attempting to win this year’s competition. He leads a strong East team who will be one of the favourites to wrestle the title from last year’s winners, Jamie Osborne’s Wales & The West.
Matt Chapman’s London & The South will be hoping to go one better after leading up until the final day.
Mick Quinn and Leonna Mayor have last year’s top trainers, Richard Fahey and Tim Easterby, to spearhead their respective challenges for The North and Yorkshire.
Ireland and Scotland, who will again be managed by Kevin Blake and Linda Perratt, both look set to field stronger teams, helping ensure a wide-open competition.
Dettori said: “Racing League brings something different into racing and I’ve really enjoyed being part of it for the last two years.
“The format adds a fun element while still being ultra-competitive. I will be doing everything I can to be the first player-manager to win it!”
Dettori after riding a winner for Wales & The West in 2022 (credit: Grossick Racing Photography)