Frankie Dettori Announces Collaboration With Journalist Piers Morgan to Bring ‘Exclusive’ Life Revelations

Published 01/12/2024, 8:00 AM EST

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Frankie Dettori is indeed christened as a man of myriad talents. A devout philosopher with his wise adages, life experiences, business acumen and horse racing prowess, he’s done it all. Through 35 years of his racing career, the Italian jockey has attained accolades coveted and a journey tougher. From the barns of Italy to England and the path further to America, it has been a rollercoaster of a narrative for the MBE awardee. However, while numbers have dictated most of Dettori’s fame and presence, there lies more beyond.

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Frankie Dettori has lived a long and successful career; often making news for the feats and decisions. Today, as he continues to live his latest interest in California horse racing scenes, enthusiasts and questions have come knocking. While much answers came through social media updates, journalist Piers Morgan ensured to provide exclusives and not just about results on the ground.

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On the 11th of January, Piers Morgan took to Instagram to reveal a new interview on ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’ with Frankie Dettori. “EXCLUSIVE, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD,” he announced the news. “A remarkably revealing interview with racing legend ⁦‪Frankie Dettori on life, love, cheating death, his Royal friends, and why he abandoned retirement to seek new glory in America – ⁦‪‬⁩ tune into, the caption read.

 

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The interview will be up on Piers Morgan’s Uncensored YouTube page, delving behind-the-scenes of Frankie Dettori’s career. The last time the two sat for an interview was known to be during the jockey’s retirement announcement. While the horse racing grounds have changed for Dettori since then, much of his truth has remained the same. From a near-death encounter during a plane crash to his relationship with the late Queen Elizabeth, the 53-year-old has a lot to reminisce about.

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Piers Morgan picks Dettori’s brain and unravels the trauma that’s skin deep

At age 29, in 2000, Frankie Dettori, alongside fellow jockey, boarded an aircraft en route to Goodwood in West Sussex. However, a few moments into take off and the plane caught on fire and made a crash. “I did not have enough time to scream and I was just disappointed that I was going to die. I was thinking, 29 years old, just had a 6 months child, why are you taking me now,” Dettori recalls. However, by a miracle, the jockey managed to come out of the crash alive with quite a few injuries.

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Being paralyzed, having a  180 degree view, and countless devastations of the incident frame a segment of the interview released. But it wasn’t all. The exclusive further goes on to include Frankie Dettori’s sense of freedom in America and a found solace in Santa Anita alongside many revelations more.

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Shivatmika Manvi

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I was a little kid when my dad brought home a second horse out of his sheer love for the creatures. The excitement to ride and care for one from the first moment still gets to me as I watch the horses in action today; covering the intensity on the field. However, along the way of being immersed in the wider ground of equestrian sports, rodeo and bull riding lingered in the sight.
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