Frankie Dettori

Born Dec 15, 1970
Age 43
Net Worth $12 Million

Lanfranco "Frankie" Dettori, MBE is an Italian horse racing jockey and celebrity. Dettori has been Champion Jockey on three occasions and has ridden the winners of more than 500 Group races. He has had many successes in his role of stable jockey to Godolphin Racing. Dettori's most celebrated achievement was his riding of all seven winners on Champion's Day at Ascot in 1996. He is the son of Sardinian jockey Gianfranco Dettori, who was a prolific winner in Italy.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born in 1970.


1985 15 Years Old The following year he went to Great Britain where he apprenticed with trainer Luca Cumani at Newmarket in 1985 and became a stable jockey soon after. … Read More
1986 16 Years Old His first win came at the age of 16 in Turin in November 1986, while his first victory in Britain was the following June. … Read More


1996 26 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Dettori's most celebrated achievement was his riding of all seven winners on Champion's Day at Ascot in 1996. … Read More
1998 28 Years Old In an interview with the BBC's Newsnight, he admitted that he used to take diuretic drugs to keep his weight down. Dettori said he had used a wide range of substances before the Jockey Club banned them in June 1998 after a spate of positive drug tests revealed how prevalent their use was becoming: "I took Lasix, pee pills, diuretics, laxatives; all sorts."


2000 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On 29 December 2000 he received an honorary MBE. … Read More
2003 33 Years Old He quit his position as a team captain on the BBC quiz A Question of Sport in 2003, when he was apparently stung by a question from a participant as to when he retired from riding. … Read More
2004 34 Years Old 1 More Event
He was rewarded for his new found dedication by becoming the British Champion Jockey in 2004.
2006 36 Years Old Thieves stole many of his medals from his home on the evening of 25 August 2006. … Read More
2007 37 Years Old 1 More Event
The Epsom Derby was the only British Classic Race Dettori had not won in his career, until his fifteenth attempt on 2 June 2007 on the Peter Chapple-Hyam trained Authorized. … Read More
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