Frankie: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori
Irresistible to the punters, champion jockey Frankie Dettori is a charismatic personality with an easy charm and immaculate dress sense that make him an instant favourite on the track and a household name off it. His autobiography has been fully updated to include Frankie’s record-breaking racing exploits in 2004.
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.
Frankie relives his nine Classic winners in the UK and talks about 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. He also shares 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, including his family and inner circle, and of the moment when he almost lost his life following a plane crash.
Controversial, informative and hugely entertaining, Frankie Dettori’s life story will appeal to the millions of people who follow the sport as well as those intrigued to know more about one of the greatest talents that horse-racing has ever seen.
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TwentyA Brief Encounter at Epsom
TwentyoneNightmare in Kentucky
TwentytwoA Horse in a Million
TwentythreeA Miraculous Escape
TwentyfourIn the Grip of Lester
TwentyfiveAn Emotional Night in New York
TwentysixA Question of Sport
TwentysevenSlow Boat to China
NineA Job Made in Heaven
TenToo Big For My Boots
ElevenGiving in to Temptation
TwelveThrowing it All Away
ThirteenArrested with Cocaine in My Pocket
FourteenSheikh Mohammed Offers a Lifeline
SixteenA Lion in Paris
SeventeenGodolphin Comes Calling
EighteenThe Bookies Were Crying for Mercy
NineteenNobody Had Done It Before