Frankie Dettori by numbers: The Magnificent Seven and More
Frankie Dettori has a list as long as your arm of achievements in the saddle, the stats around his career milestones are extensive.
This Day that made him a household name when he rode his “Magnificent Seven”. We run through his most iconic raceday in numbers and the signpost figures that are significant to his career as a jockey.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
20 – years to the day since Frankie achieved the impossible in riding his Magnificent Seven to victory across the famous Ascot finishing line on one of the hottest race cards of the year.
7 – wins from 7 rides, this included the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Stakes as well as completing his triumphant day on a top weight carrying 10 stone.
25,000 – the odds-to-one of the achievement, this was five times more unlikely than Leicester winning the Premier League.
30,000,000 – pounds estimated in losses to bookmakers from the inconceivable feat of winning all seven races. One of Frankie’s rides was appropriately named Wall Street after costing the betting industry millions.
215 minutes – That’s what it took for Frankie to clean up the Ascot card, from the first race starting at 2pm and the last at 5.35pm – to go from a well-known jockey to sealing his place in the history books in achieving the unimaginable.
500,000 – was won by one lucky punter on the day, who placed an accumulator on all seven of Frankie’s ride to take home a life changing sum.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
3 – Champion Jockey titles to his name, the last time being in 2004, the same year he rode his 2000th winner – also achieved at Ascot.
16 – British Classic wins for Dettori, although it took him a painstaking 15 years to win his first Derby, which he finally achieved aboard Authorized in 2007.
24 – the number of countries Frankie has won races in, including Turkey, Slovakia and Trinidad and Tobago.
13 – the age Frankie left school to pursue his career as a jockey. Destined to follow in his father’s footsteps, Gianfranco, who was 13-time Champion Jockey in his native Italy, Frankie left school and a year later came to work with Italian trainer Luca Cumani as his apprentice.
177 – the number of winners Frankie has had at Ascot since 1987, can he add to the total on QIPCO British Champions Day in a few weeks?
29 – years since he won his first race aboard Lizzy Hare at Goodwood, trained by Italian trainer Luca Cumani.
1 – honorary MBE award for his services to sport.