Frankie Dettori Announces Retirement in 2023

Frankie Dettori confirmed he is to retire from the sport of  Horse Racing in 2023, closing the door on a 38-year career.

Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori is a household name in the world of horse racing, known for his impressive skills in the saddle and his larger-than-life personality. Born in Milan, Italy, Dettori has spent most of his professional career based in the UK, where he has become a prominent figure in the racing industry. He began his career as a stable jockey in 1985 and secured his first win a year later, setting the stage for an illustrious career that has spanned over three decades.In addition to his many wins, Dettori has also achieved several notable feats during his career. He has won three British flat racing Champion Jockey titles and has found success in a variety of countries around the world, including France, Ireland, Germany, the US, and the Middle East. One of his most memorable achievements came in 1996, when he won all seven races at the British Champions Day at Ascot, an impressive feat that cemented his place in racing history and gained him widespread fame across the sporting world.

Long Legacy in Racing

Despite some setbacks, including a six-month ban in 2015 after failing a drugs test, Dettori has maintained a strong legacy in the racing industry. He has long been a popular choice for bettors in the UK and abroad, and his impact on the sport has been significant. As he prepares to retire in 2023, Dettori is looking forward to one last push, with plans to ride at the Breeders Cup in Santa Anna, California before returning to the UK for his farewell performance at the Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot.Dettori said, “I will spend the winter in California and I’ll be back here in the spring in the UK, and it will be my last farewell.”   

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