Frankie Dettori Books & Biography
Frankie Dettori was born in Milan. He was sent to Newmarket at the age of 16 by his father, Lanfranco, a former Italian champion jockey, where he worked as a bookie before being taken up by the trainer Luca Cumani. In 1990 he became the first teenager since Lester Piggott to ride 100 winners in a season, and is famously known for his extraordinary achievement of winning all seven races in a single day at Ascot in 1996. Nearly 25 years later, Frankie is still at the top of his game, having won the Longines World’s Best Jockey for three consecutive years running. Frankie, his wife Catherine and their four young children divide their time between Newmarket and their extended family in Sardinia.