A Year in the Life of Frankie Dettori - Frankie DettoriWilliam Heinemann, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted and tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Frankie Dettori is the greatest talent that the horse-racing world has seen for over half a century. Many regard him as the ‘new Lester Piggott’. He also has a joie de vivre unique to this highly competitive world.
Dettori has now written a highly personal, in-depth portrait of an unusual champion’s life. He reflects on his rise from stable lad to top jockey, revealing the inner man; the sheer hard work but also the fun; the successes and failures; and the friends and foes. We discover what it is like to be in charge of half a ton of thoroughbred, worth millions of pounds, moving at forty miles per hour; the joy of winning a Classic race (celebrated by Dettori’s famous ejector-seat leap from the saddle in the winner’s enclosure); and the secrets of his enormously successful partnerships with trainers like John Gosden and owners such as Sheikh Mohammed.
Controversial, informative, and hugely entertaining, A Year in the Life of Frankie Dettori will appeal to the millions of people who follow sport and are intrigued to know more not just about this dashing and charismatic jockey but about the world which has bred his success.”