sport news Frankie Dettori dreams of race-riding alongside son Rocco

Frankie Dettori's son Rocco wants to emulate his father and become a jockey The 12-year-old, in theory, could be an apprentice jockey in four years' time  Dettori revealed his son has got into racing this year and already ridden winners 

By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail

Published: 00:50 BST, 1 August 2017 | Updated: 01:00 BST, 1 August 2017

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Frankie Dettori says the thought of being able to race-ride alongside son Rocco will act as an incentive to prolong his career.

The youngest of Dettori’s five children has told his parent he wants to be emulate both his three-time champion jockey father and grandfather Gianfranco, the 13-time champion jockey in .

In theory, 12-year-old Rocco could be embarking on a career as an apprentice jockey in four years’ time.

Frankie Dettori is using the dream of riding alongside son Rocco to prolong his career

Frankie Dettori is using the dream of riding alongside son Rocco to prolong his career

Dettori, 46, who rides odds-on favourite Big Orange in the Goodwood Cup on Tuesday afternoon, said: ‘I have to carry on that long. I rode against my dad and now there is every incentive for me to stay on as long as I can so I

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