Frankie Dettori performs his famous flying dismount after victory in the Racing League at Lingfield

Frankie Dettori will develop into Racing League’s first jockey-manager as he takes cost of The East on this 12 months’s competitors, with over £2million in prize cash up for grabs.

Dettori will lead The East as ‘jockey-manager’ in his last season within the saddle, becoming a member of Matt Chapman, Leonna Mayor and Kevin Blake who’ve all signed on as managers for one more season of this modern occasion.

The jockeys draft for this 12 months’s competitors will happen in Doncaster on Saturday and can embody three-time champion jockey Oisin Murphy, who joins final season’s high jockey Saffie Osborne and Sean Levey.

Dettori mentioned: “Racing League brings one thing completely different to racing and I’ve actually loved being part of it for the previous two years.

“The format provides a enjoyable component whereas being ultra-competitive. I’ll do all the pieces to be the primary player-manager to win it!”

The Racing League kicks off faculty holidays in Yarmouth on July 27 and spends summer season evenings in Chepstow, Windsor, Newcastle and Wolverhampton earlier than ending in Southwell on September 13.

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All six matches will probably be proven reside on Sky Sports activities Racing, with over £2million in prize cash up for grabs, with a further £50,000 for the profitable staff, a £35,000 prize pool for staff jockeys winner and £20,000 for the jockey who scores probably the most particular person factors within the competitors.

Every staff supervisor will choose seven jockeys via the repechage and may add a generic choice at any time in the course of the competitors.

Sir Michael Stoute is ready to hitch Frankie’s ranks within the East, whereas Michael and David Easterby prolong their household ties to Yorkshire and Hughie Morrison strengthens Scotland.

Racing League CEO Jeremy Wray mentioned: “We first spoke with Frankie after final 12 months’s competitors, earlier than he introduced it might be his last 12 months, so we’re clearly delighted that he rose to the problem of managing The East.

“As soon as once more we’re delighted to have so many coaches concerned which is able to create one other fiercely aggressive and thrilling present.”

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