By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail
Published: 00:50 BST, 1 August 2017 | Updated: 01:00 BST, 1 August 2017
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 Italy.
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
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