Frankie Dettori

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Horse Jockey
Date of Birth December 15, 1970
Place of Birth Milan, Italy
Age 49 years old
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Lanfranco "Frankie" Dettori, MBE is an Italian horse racing jockey based in the United Kingdom. Dettori has been Champion Jockey on three occasions and has ridden the winners of more than 500 Group races. His most celebrated achievement was riding all seven winners on British Champions' Day at Ascot in 1996. He is the son of the Sardinian jockey Gianfranco Dettori, who was a prolific winner in Italy. He has been described by Lester Piggott as the best jockey currently riding. Since the end of 2012, Dettori has been operating as a freelance, having split with Godolphin Racing, for whom he was stable jockey and had most of his big race victories. On 5 December 2012, he was suspended from riding for six months after being found guilty of taking a prohibited substance, believed to be cocaine. During this absence, he took part in the 11th series of the UK reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother, finishing seventh on Day 21.

Occupation: Jockey
Born: December 15, 1970, Milan, Italy
Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.62 m)
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About Frankie Dettori

Champion jockey who rode the winners of more than 500 Group races, earning the Order of the British Empire.

Before Fame

In 1990, his second year as a stable jockey, he rode 100 winners.


In early 2013 he competed in the 11th season of the reality show Celebrity Big Brother.

Family Life

His father Gianfranco was a champion jockey in the 1970s.


He was housemates with Heidi Montag and her husband Spencer Pratt on Celebrity Big Brother.

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Latest information about Frankie Dettori updated on October 20, 2020.

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