Gold: Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori and Enable (GBR)
(Italy, Horse Racing)
The Dettori-Enable partnership is one of the greatest in history of Horse Racing and it is due to come to an end, as Enable is retiring at the end of the year. Nevertheless they keep on breaking records: This weekend, Enable became the first horse to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot for the third time. With the win, Dettori also tied the historic tally of most wins by a jockey, with seven. Enable has 14 wins in 17 races.
Watch their win from this weekend (Global Horse Racing)
Silver: Fabio Quartararo
It took over 20 years for a French rider to win a MotoGP race but in two weeks Fabio Quartararo has won two races, and leads the World Championship with authority. The Satellite-Yamaha rider has won both races from pole and this time around he also had the fastest lap at the Andalusian Grand Prix. He was joined in the podium by the two official Yamaha riders: Maverick Viñales (ESP) and Valentino Rossi (ITA).
Watch the race highlights (MotoGP)
Bronze: William Buick
(Norway*, Horse Racing)
William Buick could not beat Dettori at the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot, finishing second riding Sovereign (IRL). One day later he was not in England but in Germany, and won the Grosser Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen, a Grade I race, by riding Barney Roy. A first and a second in two countries in two days was not a bad weekend for the Norway-born* jockey with British and Danish nationalities.
Watch the Bayerisches Zuchtrennen (Global Horse Racing)