Frankie Dettori

Italian Jockey
Born Dec 15, 1970

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 the jockey Gianfranco Dettori, who was a prolific winner in Italy.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on December 15, 1970.


1985 14 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 15 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 25 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His most celebrated achievement was riding all seven winners on British Champions' Day at Ascot in 1996. … Read More
1998 27 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 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On 29 December 2000 he received an honorary MBE. … Read More


2003 32 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 33 Years Old He was rewarded for his newfound dedication by becoming the British Champion Jockey in 2004.
2007 36 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


2012 41 Years Old In November 2012, he faced an inquiry following a failed drugs test while riding in France in September, and on 5 December 2012, Dettori was suspended from riding for six months after being found guilty of taking a prohibited substance believed to be cocaine. … Read More
In January 2013, Dettori was the fifth to be evicted on the eleventh series of the British reality show, Celebrity Big Brother.
2015 44 Years Old On 11 December 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Frankie Dettori was named 'World's Best Jockey 2015'. … Read More
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