Frankie: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 422 pages
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Frankie Dettori is a unique character in modern-day Britain: a millionaire champion jockey irresistible to the punters; a charismatic personality with an easy charm and immaculate dress sense that make him an instant favourite on TV chat shows; and a celebrity with a fascinating life story encompassing drama, passion, death and deliverance.In his own words, Frankie Dettori charts his rise from stable lad to champion jockey, revealing the endless hours of hard work, the fun along the way, and his determination to succeed against the odds.His book relives his nine Classic winners in the UK and features his notable victories at the St Leger, The Breeder's Cup Mile, the Arc de Triomphe, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, and, memorably, his seven winners on the same card at Ascot in 1996. We also discover the secrets of his successful partnerships with trainers like Luca Cumani and John Gosden, and owners such as Sheikh Mohammed of the Goldolphin organisation.This is also a human interest story. Frankie talks openly about using drugs to keep his weight down, his celebrity role as team captain on 'A Question of Sport', his rich and varied lifestyle outside of racing, and of the moment when

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About the author (2004)

Frankie Dettori's phenomenal success as a jockey is rivalled only by his love of food and his family. He comes from a long line of Italian home cooking and is a master in the kitchen. Frankie, his wife Catherine and their four young children divide their time between Newmarket and their extended family in Sardinia.

Jonathan Powell is Professor of Latin, Royal Holloway, University of London and the editor of Cicero the Philosopher: Twelve Papers. Jeremy Paterson is Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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