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Arc weekend and Breeders' Cup preps

Europe's premier race meeting runs this weekend in Paris, minus some of the top expected players but tres bon nonetheless.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The weekend in Thoroughbred racing

Important turf races, some key tests for the 2-year-olds and a jockey challenge in England highlight weekend racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Royal Ascot recap: Frankel to Black Caviar

ASCOT, England, June 23 (UPI) -- The world's top-rated horses opened and closed Royal Ascot with wins, but their stories were dramatically different.

World Cup races bittersweet for Godolphin

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 1 (UPI) -- Dubai World Cup day was bittersweet for its creator, Sheik Mohammed bin Rasheed al Maktoum, and his Godolphin Racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

World Cup races bittersweet for Godolphin

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 31 (UPI) -- Dubai World Cup day was bittersweet for its creator, Sheik Mohammed bin Rasheed al Maktoum, and his Godolphin Racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Opinion Poll wins marred Dubai Gold Cup

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 31 (UPI) -- Three horses broke down in two attempts Saturday to run the $1 million Dubai Gold Cup, eventually won by Godolphin runner Opinion Poll.

African Story wins Godolphin Mile

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 31 (UPI) -- African Story, owned by Godolphin and ridden by Frankie Dettori, kicked off Dubai World Cup night with a handy victory in the $1 million Godolphin Mile.
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Derby prep races from coast to coast

Kentucky Derby hopefuls will be put to the test Saturday in New York, California, Florida and Kentucky as the "Road to the Roses" rounds the first turn.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Rewilding Takes Sheema Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 26 (UPI) -- Rewilding got rolling along the outside at midstretch in Saturday's $5 million, Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic and won off by 3 1/4 lengths.

Mastery wins Hong Kong Vase

HONG KONG, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Mastery jumped to the top tier of international racing with an easy win in Sunday's Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase.

Pounced wins BC Juvenile Turf

ARCADIA, Calif., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Pounced got the best of a frantic stretch run to win Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf by three-quarters of a length over Bridgetown.

Curlin upset by Raven's Pass in Classic

ARCADIA, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Raven's Pass upset defending champion Curlin and the rest of a world-class field in Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Wiki

Lanfranco "Frankie" Dettori, MBE (born 15 December 1970 in Milan) is an Italian horse racing jockey and celebrity. He is the son of Sardinian jockey Gianfranco Dettori, who was a prolific winner in Italy. Also known as real name Lanfranco Dettori in non-English speaking countries.

Dettori's first experience with horses was at the age of twelve and his father bought him a Palomino pony. This had some impact on him, as he rode the horse often. When he was 13 Dettori left school to become a stable boy and apprentice jockey. The following year he went to Great Britain where he apprenticed with trainer Luca Cumani at Newmarket in 1985 and became a stable jockey soon after.

In 1990 Dettori became the first teenager since Lester Piggott to ride 100 winners in one season. His first win came at the age of 16 in Turin in November 1986, while his first victory in Britain was the following June. Further success followed, with numerous winners in Group 1 races. On 28 September 1996 he achieved the feat of winning all seven races on a single day at Ascot Racecourse.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Frankie Dettori."
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