Flamboyant Dettori has won many of the prestigious Group 1 events in world racing, including the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe a record six times, 14 Breeders' Cup successes, four Dubai World Cups, nine Ascot Gold Cups and the Epsom Derby twice.
In September 1996, Dettori sent shockwaves across the sporting world by winning all seven races on Champions Day at Ascot, an achievement that came to be known as the 'Magnificent Seven'. The odds on Dettori's seven-timer were 25,051/1, landing a lucky punter who had backed the feat a cool £500,000.
Frankie Dettori's early career
Becoming a retained rider at Godolphin
The Magnificent Seven
It is said the bookmakers always win but not on this day as Dettori made all the running on Fujiyama Crest, beating Northern Fleet by a neck. The overall cost to the betting industry was estimated to be £40million.
Surviving a plane crash
Back to top form
Winning the Epsom Derby
Leaving Godolphin and his subsequent drugs ban
Dettori's Gosden renaissance and Golden Horn
Despite these travails, the resilient Dettori was to battle back and rehabilitate both his career and reputation by riding winners as a freelance rider.
Dettori in the 2020s
Enable might have retired as a record-breaker yet the charismatic but tough Dettori continues to race on into his 50s.
Stradivarius is a horse Dettori has partnered with to great success, winning the Ascot Gold Cup three times in 2018, 2019, 2020 and the Goodwood Cup twice (2019, 2020).
Dettori's final year in the saddle
Frankie Dettori's personal life
Dettori's prize earnings for connections of his rides was estimated at $212.4million at the end of 2022.