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Who is Frankie Dettori married to? Get to know all about his wife and children

This article presents comprehensive information regarding the wife and children of Frankie Dettori.

If you are curious to discover who Frankie Dettori is married to, continue reading this piece for all the essential details about his wife and kids.

Who is Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori is an Italian jockey based in England. In a career spanning over 35 years, he has been British flat racing Champion Jockey three times (1994, 1995 and 2004)

Additionally, he has ridden the winners of 287 Group 1 races including 23 winners of the British Classic Races.

His most celebrated achievement was riding all seven winners on British Festival of Racing Day at Ascot Racecourse on 28 September 1996.

Frankie Dettori

Born in Milan, Frankie Dettori is the son of Italian champion jockey Gianfranco Dettori. At the age of fourteen he went to Newmarket in England to work first as a stable lad,

later as apprentice jockey and stable jockey in the yard of Luca Cumani, winning the British champion apprentice jockey in 1989.

He was appointed stable jockey for Sheikh Mohammed’s newly-founded Godolphin Racing in 1994 and during the next eighteen years rode most of his worldwide big race victories in Godolphin’s royal-blue colours. In 2000 he survived a light aircraft crash at Newmarket.

At the end of 2012, Dettori split from Godolphin Racing, and was suspended from riding for six months after failing a drugs test in France.

From June 2013 to July 2018, he was the retained rider in Britain for Sheikh Joaan Al Thani’s Al Shaqab Racing.

Since then, many of his winners including Enable and Stradivarius have come from the stables of John Gosden. Dettori announced in December 2022 that 2023 would be his final year of professional riding.

In October 2023 he announced that he would move to California and continue to race in the United States and on the international circuit.

Frankie Dettori
Frankie Dettori and his wife Catherine


Frankie Dettori wife: Who is Frankie Dettori married to?

Frankie Dettori’s wife is Catherine Dettori, who he married in 1997 in Newmarket, England.

She is a stay-at-home mum of five children and a supportive partner of Frankie’s horse racing career.

Catherine’s father is Professor William “Twink” Allen, a renowned horse expert and former UKIP candidate.

Catherine met Frankie when she was a university student and was leading a horse he was riding at Haydock.

She has been by his side through many ups and downs, including a plane crash in 2000 that almost killed Frankie.

The aircraft he was flying in burst into flames after take-off and crashed into the ground, claiming the life of the plane’s pilot.

Frankie Dettori
Frankie Dettori family

Frankie Dettori children

Frankie Dettori shares five kids with his wife Catherine; Leo Dettori, Mia Dettori, Rocco Dettori, Ella Dettori, Tallula Dettori, who he is very close to.

Their youngest Rocco, was tipped by Frankie to follow in his father’s footsteps, but after bulking up in the gym during covid, it was clear the youngster was headed in a different direction.

Their second eldest, Ella competed in her first race as a jockey in 2021 at the charity Magnolia Cup race at Glorious Goodwood.

She was just 19 years old at the time when the race ended in a dramatic dead heat in which the judges were unable to determine a winner.

After the race, Ella said, ‘Dad gave me a few tips before the race. I hope I made him proud, that was my aim.’

Hopefully, this article was able to provide you with all the necessary information about Frankie Dettori wife and children.


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