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Frankie Dettori MBE

Frankie Dettori Epsom Derby

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’.

Frankie has now smashed almost all known horse racing records with over 70 victories at Royal Ascot alone. He has won the Ascot Gold Cup 3 times and become the highest winning jockey in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Frankie 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.

In 2021, for the third year running, Frankie was officially named the world’s best jockey, a title based on jockeys’ performances in the 100 highest-rated Group One and Grade One races around the globe in 2020. One of the most colourful characters in any sport, we can’t wait for Frankie to join us in The Green Room at the Epsom Derby Festival.

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  • 3 x Champion Jockey
  • Winning jockey in more than 2,000 races
  • Rode all seven winners on British Champions' Day at Ascot in 1996
  • 21 time winner of British Classics and has won all 5 on multiple occasions
  • Epsom Derby winner in 2007 and 2015