Career & Achievements

1987: First rides as an apprentice and starts to win races.

1988: Loses his ‘claim’ and is crowned champion apprentice.He is the first apprentice to ride more than 100 winners since Lester Piggott.

1989: Appointed stable jockey to Luca Cumani and starts to ride all around the globe.

1993: Appointed retained jockey for Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum.

1994: Rides a record 230 winners from 1,000 rides.

1995: Wins The Breeders Cup Mile and the St. Leger.

1996: Goes through the card at Ascot for ‘The Magnificent Seven’.

1997-Present: Continues to ride for Sheikh Mohammed and big race victories include The Oaks, 2000 Guineas, 1000 Guineas, The Breeders Cup, Japan Cup, St. Leger. Some of these races he has won twice and also a string of big race victories around Europe, Hong Kong and Australia.

2000: Survives plane crash with fellow jockey Ray Cochrane.2004: Champion Jockey

2004: Starts “Frankies Italian Bar and Grill” with Marco Pierre White and this chain has now expanded to a total of eight restaurants in London, Dublin and The Middle East.

2006: Won The Derby at Epsom

2013: Formed The Sydney Street Grill with The London Steakhouse Company. Took part in Celebrity Big Brother. Book released October 2013.

2014: Frankie signs to ride for Al Shaqab Racing and numerous Group race successes follow as well as a new sponsorship contract with Your Golf Travel and a gaming deal with Playtech.

2015: Wins The Investec Derby and Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe plus Frankie rides a landmark 50th winner at Royal Ascot.

2016: Wins 2000 Guineas and St James Palace Stakes on Gallileo Gold plus several other victories at the highest grade including five more Royal Ascot winners.

2017: Wins a record 5th Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe on Enable who also wins four other Group One races including The Investec Oaks at Epsom.

2018: Claims his 60th Royal Ascot winner on Stradivarius for his sixth Gold Cup.

2019: Wins The King George on Enable and rides 5 winners at Royal Ascot including a third Gold Cup on Stardivarius and has the best of Too Darn Hot who is the top two year old.

Filming of “Frankie” the movie commences.

2020: Rides his 70th Royal Ascot winner and numerous other big race victories in England. Signs to represent Sporting Index.

2021: Wins the 1000 Guineas on Mother Earth and The Oaks on Snowfall and rides three winners at Royal Ascot.

Becomes the highest winning jockey in Te Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe with six wins.

“Frankie” the movie is released in November and “ Leap Of Faith “ a major autobiography is released in the autumn by publishers Harper Collins.

2022: Big wins this season included The Dewhurst on Chaldean, Coronation Stakes on Inspiral and the Dubai World Cup on Country Grammer as well as other worldwide Group 1 races.

In December, Frankie announced to ITV that he would be undertaking a ‘farewell’ world racing tour riding in different countries and retiring at the end of next year, with his final rides most likely coming at the Breeders Cup Meeting at Santa Anita in November 2023.

2023: In his final year to date, Frankie began with a ten week stint in the USA based at Santa Anita Park as part of its winter racing programme. This included a treble on the card with Country Grammer taking the San Antonio Stakes. So far Frankie’s big-race wins have included his fourth 2,000 Guineas on Chaldean, his seventh Oaks winner on Soul Sister, the Group 1 Coronation Cup at Epsom on Emily Upjohn and The Group 1 Dubai Turf on Lord North, reflecting his longevity at the top and the unrivalled success he has enjoyed throughout a golden career.

On 22nd June 2023, Frankie wins his ninth and final Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

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An Out of the Ordinary Winner