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″
Weight: 115 pounds
Interests: Golf, Cooking, Sport and Wine

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

He has now ridden over 2,000 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’. He lives in Newmarket, Suffolk with his wife Catherine and their five children Leo, Ella, Mia, Tallulah and Rocco.



Stradivarius, trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori, claimed victory in a thrilling renewal of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.


Dettori was at his best on the 7-4 joint favourite, to see off runner-up Vazirabad and long-time leader Torcedor in third.

This is Frankie’s sixth Gold Cup win and, with his usual style, treated the crowd to his legendary, trademark flying dismount.

Dettori told ITV Racing: “That’s 60 wins here, six Gold Cups and I’m only 47, in case you forget!

He was a lion today. He had to see off Order Of St George, Torcedor and then Vazirabad and in the end he took off – it went perfectly.

I come alive here, I love it. I think the crowd lifted him. The Gold Cup is the showcase of the week and to win it again, my first one for John Gosden, it’s great for the team.”



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

1988: Loses his ‘claim’ and is crowned champion apprentice.He is the first apprentice to ride more than 100 winners since Lester Piggott.

1989: Appointed stable jockey to Luca Cumani and starts to ride all around the globe.

1993: Appointed retained jockey for Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum.

1994: Rides a record 230 winners from 1,000 rides.

1995: Wins The Breeders Cup Mile and the St. Leger.

1996: Goes through the card at Ascot for ‘The Magnificent Seven’.

1997-Present: Continues to ride for Sheikh Mohammed and big race victories include The Oaks, 2000 Guineas, 1000 Guineas, The Breeders Cup, Japan Cup, St. Leger. Some of these races he has won twice and also a string of big race victories around Europe, Hong Kong and Australia.

2000: Survives plane crash with fellow jockey Ray Cochrane.2004: Champion Jockey

2004: 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.

2006: Won The Derby at Epsom

2013: Formed The Sydney Street Grill with The London Steakhouse CompanyTook part in Celebrity Big Brother Book release 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: 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: Claims his 60th Royal Ascot winner on Stradivarius for his sixth Gold Cup

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.

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 October by publishers Harper Collins.



1997: Third in the BBC Sports Personality of The Year.

1997: Third in the BBC Sports Personality of The Year.

2001: Awarded an MBE.

Numerous awards within racing, including awards of merit from Cartier and his own peers within the world of horseracing.

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

Commercial and brand representation


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.