Italian jockey confirmed to ride on Tuesday September 20th
Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori is confirmed to ride at Listowel on Tuesday, September 20, day three of the famous Harvest Festival which features the Listed Edmond & Josie Whelan Memorial Listowel Stakes. This will be the first time the Italian jockey has ridden at the County Kerry racecourse.
Frankie’s flying visit to Listowel Racecourse will see him compete at all Kerry racecourses. He rode at Tralee Racecourse in 1998 and was in action at Killarney Racecourse in 2019.
The 51-year-old Italian-born, British-based jockey is one of racing’s most successful jockeys and recognised sports people. Known for his distinctive flying dismounts, he has won all the major Flat races around the world including multiple Group and Classic races in Ireland.
The seven-day Listowel Harvest Festival runs from Sunday, September 18 to Saturday, September 24.
Pat Healy, Chairman of Listowel Racecourse, said: “We can’t wait to have Frankie ride on day three of our Harvest Festival – it will be a real treat for racegoers to see such a racing legend in the flesh. Frankie has had great luck riding in Ireland so hopefully, he can ride a few winners and racegoers can enjoy his famous flying dismounts in the Listowel winners’ enclosure.”
For further information and tickets see www.listowelraces.ie