Frankie Dettori is still awaiting a verdict on the outcome of his positive drugs test
Last Updated: 20/11/12 4:35pm
Frankie Dettori: The decision is awaited
A verdict on any suspension for Frankie Dettori after the jockey tested positive for a banned substance in France had not been disclosed by Tuesday afternoon.
The 41-year-old did not appear in person before the Medical Committee of the French racing authority, France Galop, in Paris, but did make his own representation via conference call.
The committee will make their findings known to France Galop and it is understood the stewards will meet in two weeks' time to discuss it.
Dettori's legal representative Christopher Stewart-Moore was at the hearing and he confirmed that no decision has been announced yet.
In a statement to Press Association Sport, he said: "A hearing of the Medical Committee of France Galop was held at 12.30pm (Paris time) today, at which Frankie Dettori and his legal advisers made representations. The Medical Committee will announce their decision shortly, and we will then comment further on Frankie Dettori's behalf."
France Galop Media Relations Manager Julien Pescatore has underlined the
authority's policy of issuing no statement until the matter is resolved.
He said: "The medical committee have had their hearing. Mr Dettori was not in Paris but he was represented by Christopher Stewart-Moore.
"The medical committee will give their decision to the jockey and as long as he has not received it, France Galop will not communicate anything. If the medical commission want France Galop to communicate something for them later on, then we can do that, but that is up to them."
It has been widely reported Dettori failed the test due to the presence of cocaine, but Pescatore says France Galop will not confirm the banned substance involved.
He added: "Also, I can tell you the substance will never be revealed by either the medical commission or France Galop. That is always the case."