Frankie Dettori Leap of Faith Book RRP £20
Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori shares his remarkable life story in this astonishing intimate autobiography.
When Lanfranco ‘Frankie’ Dettori arrived on British shores, aged just 14, he couldn’t speak a word of English. Having left school a year earlier, he was willing to do whatever it took to make it as a stableboy and apprentice jockey. This was his first, but certainly not his last, leap of faith.
Frankie’s impact on the British racing scene was immediate and significant. Brimming with confidence, charisma, personality and talent, he soon gained a reputation as the greatest rider of his generation.
However Frankie’s story is also one of personal anguish, recovery and restoration: the plane crash that nearly killed him, the drugs ban that nearly made him quit racing and the acrimonious split from Godolphin that threatened his future.
But Leap of Faith is also a story of love – for the sport he continues to dominate to this day, for the great horses of his era and for his family, who have supported him at every step.
321 pages, RRP £20