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CAREER TIMELINE

FRANKIE DETTORI’S FOUR Decades at the top

140 RIDES / 22 WINS
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1987

First Rides as an apprentice and starts to win races
474 RIDES / 75 WINS
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1988

He is the first apprentice to ride more than 100 winners since Lester Piggott. Learns his famous ‘flying dismount’.
474 RIDES / 85 WINS
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1989

Loses his ‘claim’ and is crowned champion apprentice.
699 RIDES / 141 WINS
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1990

Appointed stable jockey to Luca Cumani. Rides first Royal Ascot winner and Group 1 winners.
708 RIDES / 94 WINS
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1991

Wins the German Derby and Sussex Stakes.
679 RIDES / 101 WINS
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1992

Wins first Ascot Gold Cup on Drum Taps and the French Derby on Polytain.
901 RIDES / 149 WINS
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1993

Appointed retained jockey for Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum riding initially for John Gosden
1317 RIDES / 233 WINS
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1994

Wins first Champion Jockey title and first classic on Balanchine (Oaks).
1004 RIDES / 217 WINS
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1995

Wins his second Champion Jockey title and his first Arc on Lammtarra.
571 RIDES / 123 WINS
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1996

Completes the legendary ‘Magnificent Seven’, Frankie goes through the card at Ascot. Named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
780 RIDES / 176 WINS
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1997

Continues to ride for Sheikh Mohammed and big race victories include The Oaks, 2000 Guineas, 1000 Guineas, The Breeders Cup, Japan Cup, St. Leger.
566 RIDES / 132 WINS
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1998

Rides a slew of Group 1 winners including another Ascot Gold Cup on Kayf Tara, a Coral Eclipse on Daylami and a Nunthorpe on Lochangel.
628 RIDES / 132 WINS
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1999

The tide of big race wins continued with more Group 1’s including a 2,000 Guineas on Island Sands for Godolphin.
247 RIDES / 47 WINS
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2000

Survives plane crash with fellow jockey Ray Cochrane
400 RIDES / 94 WINS
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2001

Becomes an honorary MBE.
353 RIDES / 69 WINS
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2002

Enjoys multiple Group 1 successes including the Arc for a second consecutive year. Appointed Team Captain on BBC ‘s hugely popular Question of Sport.
495 RIDES / 101 WINS
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2003

The Group 1’s roll in including the Dubai World Cup, Hong Kong Cup and Irish Oaks.
850 RIDES / 195 WINS
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2004

Wins his third and final Champion Jockey title.

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.

493 RIDES / 87 WINS
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2005

Collects the St Ledger on Scorpion and the French Derby on Sharmardal amongst his big wins.
591 RIDES / 131 WINS
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2006

Wins the Breeders Cup Turf on Red Rocks, the St Ledger on Sixties Icon and the Dubai World cup on Electrocutionist in addition to multiple Group 1 wins.
376 RIDES / 77 WINS
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2007

Wins his first Derby on Authorised for Peter Chapple-Hyam.
403 RIDES / 67 WINS
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2008

Wins the Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita for John Gosden on Raven’s Pass.
429 RIDES / 103 WINS
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2009-2011

Tastes multiple group 1 success across the globe mainly as retained rider for Godolphin.
398 RIDES / 51 WINS
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2012

Leaves Godolphin and Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum after almost 2 decades of success.
205 RIDES / 16 WINS
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2013

Formed The Sydney Street Grill with The London Steakhouse Company. Took part in Celebrity Big Brother. Book released October 2013.
237 RIDES / 37 WINS
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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.
341 RIDES / 77 WINS
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2015

Appointed first choice jockey for John Gosden. Wins The Investec Derby and Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe plus Frankie rides a landmark 50th winner at Royal Ascot.
391 RIDES / 85 WINS
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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.
257 RIDES / 63 WINS
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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.
234 RIDES / 55 WINS
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2018

Wins the first of three consecutive Ascot Gold Cups for John Gosden on Stradivarius and his 60th Royal Ascot winner.
Breaks his own Arc record gaining his sixth win on the John Gosden trained Enable.
255 RIDES / 66 WINS
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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.
160 RIDES / 39 WINS
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2020

Rides his 70th Royal Ascot winner and numerous other big race victories in England. Signs to represent Sporting Index.
194 RIDES / 41 WINS
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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.

200 RIDES / 37 WINS
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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.

117 RIDES / 28 WINS
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2023

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.

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

In October Frankie announced that he is going on to continue riding indefinitely in America. He then goes on to win twice at Ascot on his final ever day of racing in Britain.

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2024

Wins a sensational six in a row on Derby Day in Santa Anita, USA