Frankel and his trainer Henry Cecil, the unbeaten colt and his cancer-stricken handler, gave racing rare front page headlines in 2012.
Italian jockey Frankie Dettori riding African Story after winning the Godolphin Mile at the Dubai World Cup on March 31, 2012. Dettori has been banned for six months for failing a dope test. He will be back in time for the blue riband of the turf, the Epsom Derby on June 1.
However, by year's end the sport was on the front pages for the wrong reasons as legendary jockey Frankie Dettori was banned for six months for failing a dope test.