Frankie Dettori has sensationally admitted that one of the horses in his 'Magnificent 7' was a cyborg robot.
The 28th of September 1996 at Ascot had gone down in history after Dettori won all seven races in what was a triumph for punters and a calamity for bookies. However this revalation may turn the tables with some punters owing up to £500,000 to their bookies, which as gamblers, they are unlikely to have 14yrs on.
The story centres on Dettori's 2nd Ride "Global Defence Dynamics v9.2". From start to finish the race was mired in controversy. One rival jockey claimed to see flashing lights in the animals hooves and a faller said his ride was 'lazered' 4 furlongs from the finish.
However the biggest controversy was centred on the fact that the horse won by 9 lengths with only 3 legs. At the time, the stewards accepted the unknown colt had started the race similarly handicapped but a metallic leg found in some shrubs half way round the course recently, has brought the debacle back into the spotlight.
Dettori commented - "It's lucky one of the legs fell off because that thing can do about 80mph and the stewards would never of 'bought it'. All I had to do was hang on, everything else was controlled by a consortium of bookies and trainers in Malaysia. I felt terrible about the lazer though."