Frankie Dettori (Jockey) Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth, Family, Career & More

Frankie Dettori – Biography

Frankie Dettori – Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori MBE is an Italian jockey who was born on the 15th of December 1970 and currently resides in England. He has won the title of British Flat Racing Champion Jockey three times (1994, 1995, and 2004), and he is responsible for riding the winners of 287 Group 1 races, including 23 wins of the British Classic Races.

His career has spanned more than 35 years. His accomplishment of riding all seven winners on British Festival of Racing Day at Ascot Racecourse on September 28, 1996 is widely considered to be his crowning achievement.

Frankie Dettori – Biography & Personal Details

NameFrankie Dettori
Full NameLanfranco “Frankie” Dettori
NicknameGianfranco Dettori
Date Of Birth15 December 1970
Milan, Italy/
Age 52 years old (As 2023)
Birth Sign Sagittarius
Gender Male
SchoolDid Not Attend
College/UniversityDid Not Attend
Education QualificationLeft the school aged thirteen
HobbiesJuddmonte, Cheveley Park, Godolphin
AwardsAscot Gold Cup, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders’ Cup Classic

Frankie Dettori – Family, Relationship and Afair

On December 15th, 1970, Dettori was born in the city of Milan, Italy. His father, Gianfranco Dettori, was a 13-time Italian Champion Jockey. He won the British 2,000 Guineas in 1975 and 1976 on horses that were trained by Henry Cecil.

Frankie Dettori with his father

In 1975, he rode Bolkonski, and in 1976, he rode Wollow. Both horses were trained by Cecil. His mother, Mara, worked in the circus as an act.

On July 20, 1997, Dettori wed Catherine Allen in a ceremony that took place at a Catholic church in Newmarket.

Frankie Dettori with his wife

The couple has five children and makes their home close to Newmarket. Their names are Leo, Ella, Mia, Tallulah, and Rocco.

Frankie Dettori with his childrens

Family & Marital Status

Marital StatusMarried 
Marriage Date20 July 1997 
Father-Gianfranco Dettori
Spouse/WifeCatherine Dettori
ChildrenSon-Leo Dettori, Rocco Dettori
Daughter-Mia Dettori, Tallula Dettori, Tallula Dettori

Physical Measurement

Height (Approx.)In Centimeters –163 cm
In Meters-1.63 m
In Feet and Inches –5′ 4″
Weight (Approx.) In Kg –61 kg
In Pounds –134 lbs
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourDark Brown

Frankie Dettori Career

  • At the spring of 1987, Dettori returned to Cumani’s yard at Newmarket and began his career as an apprentice rider in Britain. His first victory in Britain came on June 9, 1987, when he was riding Lizzy Hare to victory for Cumani at Goodwood.
  • During that season, he rode eight horses to victory, and then the following year, he spent the winter of 1987–1988 in California working as a work rider for the trainer Richard Cross. During his time in California, Dettori learned how to perform a flying dismount from jockey Angel Cordero Jr., a move that would go on to become one of his signatures in the years to come.
  • In September 1993, Sheikh Mohammed signed Frankie Dettori to ride his horses that were being trained by John Gosden.                                                                                                     
  • Dettori, who was dead set on winning the rider championship in 1994, took a break in Morocco to get in shape for the start of the all-weather season in January and to get a head start on jockeys who only rode on turf. He did this so that he would be able to compete more effectively against those jockeys.
  • On June 1, 2000, Frankie Dettori and another jockey named Ray Cochrane were traveling in a Piper Seneca airplane that went down upon takeoff at Newmarket. They were on their way to Goodwood, which is located in Sussex. Cochrane was able to save the life of passenger Dettori, but he was unable to save the life of the pilot, Patrick Mackey.
  • After failing a drug test in September 2012 in France, Dettori was handed a six-month suspension in December 2012. The penalty would begin in January 2013.
  • In an interview with Clare Balding on Channel 4, he admitted to having taken cocaine, saying that “things were going bad, I was depressed, and I guess a moment of weakness and I fell for it and I’ve only got myself to blame.”
  • During an interview with ITV Racing on the 17th of December 2022, Frank Dettori confirmed that he would be retiring at the end of the next season. He indicated that his farewell race will most likely take place at the Breeders’ Cup meeting held at Santa Anita Park in California in November 2023.
  • He had just turned 52 years old at the time, and he stated that he desired to retire while he was still able to find decent horses to ride in the major races.
  • In October of 2023, Dettori made the announcement that he would not be retiring but rather moving to California and continuing his racing career in both the United States and internationally after he settled there.
  • On the day that was supposed to be his last day of racing in Britain, Frank Dettori won the Long Distance Cup on Trawlerman and then completed a double on King of Steel by winning the Champion Stakes at Ascot on British Champions’ Day on October 21, 2023. In addition, he was present at the racetrack when Queen Camilla revealed a statue of him there.
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Frankie Dettori Net Worth:

Net Worth (Approx.)$18 Million in 2023
Monthly Income and Salary$200,000
Yearly Income and Salary$1.5 Million

Frankie Dettori Cars Collection:

  • Ferrari 430 Scuderia

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3 Yeomans Row, off
Brompton Road
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