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Frankie Dettori signed photo

Frankie Dettori signed photo

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Lanfranco "Frankie" Dettori MBE, is an Italian jockey who was based in England for a career spanning over 35 years.

He was British flat racing Champion Jockey three times (1994, 1995 and 2004) and rode the winners of 287 Group 1 races including 23 winners of the British Classic Races.

His most celebrated achievement was riding all seven winners on British Festival of Racing Day at Ascot Racecourse on 28 September 1996.

Born in Milan, Dettori is the son of Italian champion jockey Gianfranco Dettori.

At the age of fourteen he went to Newmarket in England to work first as a stable lad, later as apprentice jockey and stable jockey in the yard of Luca Cumani, winning the British champion apprentice jockey in 1989.

He was appointed stable jockey for Sheikh Mohammed's newly-founded Godolphin Racing in 1994 and during the next eighteen years rode most of his worldwide big race victories in Godolphin's royal-blue colours.

In 2000 he survived a light aircraft crash at Newmarket.

At the end of 2012, Dettori split from Godolphin Racing, and was suspended from riding for six months after failing a drugs test in France.

From June 2013 to July 2018, he was the retained rider in Britain for Sheikh Joaan Al Thani's Al Shaqab Racing.

Since then, many of his winners including Enable and Stradivarius have come from the stables of John Gosden.

Dettori announced in December 2022 that 2023 would be his final year of professional riding.

In December 2023 he moved to California to continue to race in the United States and on the international circuit.

Outside of racing he has worked in TV, appearing as a team captain on A Question of Sport from 2002 to 2004, and opened several Italian restaurants in partnership with chef Marco Pierre White.

This signed photo measures 10" x 8" and comes with a COA.

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