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Jockey Frankie Dettori (above) was punished for obstructing the point of the fourth placed Il Paradiso

& # 39; I want to cry & # 39 ;: Jockey Frankie Dettori distraught after defeat Melbourne Melbourne, relegation and eight-day ban

  • Dettori seemed ready to end his 26-year-old loss in the Melbourne Cup
  • But he was pipped by winner Vow And Declare in a tight finish on Tuesday
  • Master Of Reality was relegated to fourth place after an investigation by stewards
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Frankie Dettori has added another chapter to his frustrating Melbourne Cup history when his mount, Master Of Reality, was relegated to fourth place behind winner Vow And Declare.

The 48-year-old, whose only reaction to the painful defeat and subsequent stewards & investigation was to reveal "I want to cry," participated 17 times in the "race that stops a nation" without success.

Nick Williams, who owns Dettori Mountain, said, "I'm shattered for him."

Jockey Frankie Dettori (above) was punished for obstructing the point of the fourth placed Il Paradiso

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Jockey Frankie Dettori (above) was punished for obstructing the point of the fourth placed Il Paradiso

Dettori pleaded guilty of careless driving after stewards objected to interference between the first number two and the fourth, Il Paradiso, trained by Aidan O & # 39; Brien.

Ready to leave Australia for a month of driving in Japan, the Italian was suspended from driving in the state of Victoria until November 14.

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