World-renowned jockey Frankie Dettori will be having a rare race in the Caribbean soon.
The British-Italian star will ride Bigman In Town in the Caribbean Champion Stakes on Nov. 29 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Bigman In Town is owned by celebrated Jamaican trainer Gary Subratie. Bigman In Town raced in Jamaica for most of this season before being shipped to Trinidad and becoming one of the fastest horses there. His biggest rivals are likely to be Triple Crown winner Momentum and Princess Popstar.
Dettori, 44 next month, has been a freelance rider since splitting with Godolphin Racing two years ago. Winner of more than 500 elite level races, Dettori’s most celebrated feat was in 1996 when he rode seven winners on British Champions’ Day at Royal Ascot.
The Epsom Derby is the only British Classic race he has not won.
He was suspended for six months in December 2012 after testing positive for a prohibitive substance.
Subratie was coy when asked if Dettori will ride Bigman In Town and just said “there is a possibility, we’ll have to wait and see.”
Bigman In Town was partnered by another celebrated rider, American Javier Castellano, when he won the Trinidad Derby last year.