Talking Horses: stunned by news of Frankie Dettori’s pay cut

Al Shaqab are to pay the famed jockey half as much this year, on the grounds that they expect to have fewer runners in Britain

It’s a terrible thing when middle-aged workers, having given their best years to a company, are tossed on the scrapheap because they’ve risen up the pay scale and become too expensive. Such are my thoughts as I contemplate this news that Frankie Dettori has had his annual retainer cut in half by Al Shaqab.

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