Voted World’s Greatest Jockey


Frankie Dettori is a true champion and a living legend within his own sport of horseracing. Having ridden winners in every racing country around the world he made history at Ascot on 28th September 1996 when he rode every winner on the seven race card for his very own ‘Magnificent Seven’.

Name: Lanfranco Oscar Dettori
Born: 15th December 1970
Height: 5’4″
Interests: Golf, Cooking, Sport and Wine

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Also available for voiceover work. Frankie speaks fluent Italian and English and has an Italian accent.



‘In 2023 he added another Royal Ascot Gold Cup win to make it a ‘Golden Nine’ with a total of 81 Royal Ascot winning rides.

He has now ridden over 3,300 winners and has also expanded his career to the small screen having made many appearances on television at the highest level and has also been a Co-host on the BBC’s ‘A Question of Sport’.

In 2023 Frankie also starred in I’m a Celebrity… Get me Out of Here!’ on ITV, and was nominated for Sports Personality of the Year.



1987: First rides as an apprentice and starts to win races.

1988: He is the first apprentice to ride more than 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Learns his famous ‘flying dismount’.

1989: Loses his ‘claim’ and is crowned champion apprentice.

1990: Appointed stable jockey to Luca Cumani. Rides first Royal Ascot winner and Group 1 winners.

1991:Wins the German Derby and Sussex Stakes.

1992:Wins first Ascot Gold Cup on Drum Taps and the French Derby on Polytain.

1993: Appointed retained jockey for Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum riding initially for John Gosden

1994: Wins first Champion Jockey title and first classic on Balanchine (Oaks).

1995: Wins his second Champion Jockey title and his first Arc on Lammtarra.

1996: Completes the legendary ‘Magnificent Seven’, Frankie goes through the card at Ascot. Named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

1997: Continues to ride for Sheikh Mohammed and big race victories include The Oaks, 2000 Guineas, 1000 Guineas, The Breeders Cup, Japan Cup, St. Leger.

1998: Rides a slew of Group 1 winners including another Ascot Gold Cup on Kayf Tara, a Coral Eclipse on Daylami and a Nunthorpe on Lochangel.

1999: The tide of big race wins continued with more Group 1’s including a 2,000 Guineas on Island Sands for Godolphin.

2000: Survives plane crash with fellow jockey Ray Cochrane.

2001: Becomes an honorary MBE.

2002: Enjoys multiple Group 1 successes including the Arc for a second consecutive year. Appointed Team Captain on BBC ‘s hugely popular Question of Sport.

2003: The Group 1’s roll in including the Dubai World Cup, Hong Kong Cup and Irish Oaks.

2004: Wins his third and final Champion Jockey title.

Starts “Frankies Italian Bar and Grill” with Marco Pierre White and this chain has now expanded to a total of eight restaurants in London, Dublin and The Middle East.

2005: Collects the St Ledger on Scorpion and the French Derby on Sharmardal amongst his big wins.

2006: Wins the Breeders Cup Turf on Red Rocks, the St Ledger on Sixties Icon and the Dubai World cup on Electrocutionist in addition to multiple Group 1 wins.

2007: Wins his first Derby on Authorised for Peter Chapple-Hyam.

2008: Wins the Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita for John Gosden on Raven’s Pass.

2009 – 2011: Tastes multiple group 1 success across the globe mainly as retained rider for Godolphin.

2012: Leaves Godolphin and Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum after almost 2 decades of success.

2013: Formed The Sydney Street Grill with The London Steakhouse Company. Took part in Celebrity Big Brother. Book released October 2013.

2014: Frankie signs to ride for Al Shaqab Racing and numerous Group race successes follow as well as a new sponsorship contract with Your Golf Travel and a gaming deal with Playtech.

2015: Appointed first choice jockey for John Gosden. Wins The Investec Derby and Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe plus Frankie rides a landmark 50th winner at Royal Ascot.

2016: Wins 2000 Guineas and St James Palace Stakes on Gallileo Gold plus several other victories at the highest grade including five more Royal Ascot winners.

2017: Wins a record 5th Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe on Enable who also wins four other Group One races including The Investec Oaks at Epsom.

2018: Wins the first of three consecutive Ascot Gold Cups for John Gosden on Stradivarius and his 60th Royal Ascot winner.
Breaks his own Arc record gaining his sixth win on the John Gosden trained Enable.

2019: Wins The King George on Enable and rides 5 winners at Royal Ascot including a third Gold Cup on Stardivarius and has the best of Too Darn Hot who is the top two year old. Filming of “Frankie” the movie commences.

Filming of “Frankie” the movie commences.

2020: Rides his 70th Royal Ascot winner and numerous other big race victories in England. Signs to represent Sporting Index.

2021: Wins the 1000 Guineas on Mother Earth and The Oaks on Snowfall and rides three winners at Royal Ascot.

Becomes the highest winning jockey in Te Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe with six wins.

“Frankie” the movie is released in November and “ Leap Of Faith “ a major autobiography is released in the autumn by publishers Harper Collins.


Big wins this season included The Dewhurst on Chaldean, Coronation Stakes on Inspiral and the Dubai World Cup on Country Grammer as well as other worldwide Group 1 races.

In December, Frankie announced to ITV that he would be undertaking a ‘farewell’ world racing tour riding in different countries and retiring at the end of next year.

2023: Announced that he is going on to continue riding indefinitely in America.

So far Frankie’s big-race wins have included his fourth 2,000 Guineas on Chaldean, his seventh Oaks winner on Soul Sister, the Group 1 Coronation Cup at Epsom on Emily Upjohn and The Group 1 Dubai Turf on Lord North.

On 22nd June 2023, Frankie wins his ninth and final Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.



1996: Placed 3rd in BBC Sports Personality of the Year

2001: Awarded an honorary MBE for services to racing in the New Year Honours.

2011: Awarded an honorary Doctor of Science at Anglia Ruskin University.

Numerous awards within racing, including awards of merit from Cartier and his own peers within the world of horseracing including Flat Jockey of the Year at ‘The Lesters’ in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 (tied) and 2004.

Television Appearances


Team Captain on the BBC’s ‘A Question of Sport’

T.F.I Friday – Frankie was the most requested guest

Hosted Top of the Pops

This is Your Life

Parkinson Show on the BBC

Des O’Connor Tonight ITV Show



Clive Anderson TV Show

Frankie has also made numerous appearances on radio and in the written media

Partnerships and brand Ambassador


Howden Global Insurance Group

Saudi Sports Boulevard

World Pool Tote

Great British Racing

Yves St. Laurent Pour Homme


Lloyds Bank

DFS Furniture

Dettori’s Italian Foods (own range)

One 2 One

Horserace Totalisator Board

Arena Leisure

Thorntons Chocolate

Two video releases and two books ‘A Year in the Life of Frankie Dettori’ and his autobiography ‘Frankie’

Frankie Dettori has also written for The Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Mirror, The Times and The Sun.



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Franki Dettori: An Out of the Ordinary Winner

Franki Dettori feared that his best years were behind him, but that didn’t stop Britain’s best-loved jockey from trying again and again until the one race that eluded him was won.



A stunning and cinematic documentary telling Frankie’s remarkable story as you’ve never seen before.


‘Leap of Faith’

Frankie Dettori’s latest autobiography ‘Leap Of Faith’ was released in 2016 when the world famous jockey reached the grand old age of 50.