“He Must Win”: Fans Cheer As Frankie Dettori Takes Favorite Spot at SPOTY Awards 2023

Published 12/19/2023, 1:43 PM EST

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Scheduled for December 19, the 70th BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony spotlights the most captivating UK sports personalities of the year. Among the nominees is Frankie Dettori, who, at 53, defied the very ethos of retirement, opting instead to explore fresh prospects in the United States after facing obstacles in his pursuit of the Melbourne Cup.

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His nomination, among a noted group of candidates for this most prestigious award, underscores his lasting influence on the sporting world. Today such fervent fans circumvent Dettori, and through their enthusiastic support they fuel his tenacity as he travels uncharted waters in pursuit of undiscovered horizons.

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Frankie Dettori recently shared a heartening post from BBC Sports, expressing gratitude for their feature on his remarkable journey. He captioned it as,Some kind words in here, thank you!”. It provided a collection of views on his career, creating an intriguing portrait of a 38-year-old Italian immigrant in England as a horse racing legend. The BBC Sports described Dettori’s journey as one of quiet confidence, riven deep with charisma and an almost natural gift for racing. It documented important moments like his unprecedented consecutive seven-win stretch at Ascot defying all odds.

The story continues, vividly portraying the immense impact Dettori has had on racing. Speculation about his retirement didn’t hinder him from astounding audiences with his talent and panache. The consensus held that he was an exceptional crowd-pleaser, particularly evident with each subsequent race. Oscar’s splendid triumph was perceived as a fitting climax to Dettori’s remarkable tale. Yet, his perpetually restless spirit and unyielding quest for perfection hinted at more chapters to unfold.

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Divergent opinions on Frankie Dettori’s recognition

Among the numerous comments, some particularly stood out, reflecting unwavering support for Frankie Dettori. One commenter emphasized, Yes defo, so many dedicated years to his great profession would be a worthy winner, Come on Frankie”.

Another individual echoed this sentiment, stating, Without doubt, Frankie is quite unique and unless there is another stitch up like happened in the jungle he must win this programme.

Another supporter exclaimed,Frankie, if you are not crowned Sports Personality of the Year for 2023 it will be a travesty. You have had a unbelievable year and more importantly a fantastic career!”

Amidst these supportive comments, one more added, That’s kind, cheers Rob.”

However, there was an undercurrent of scepticism in another comment, suggesting, Honestly you deserved to win this multiple times already, but I suspect the BBC are only using you this year to make it easier for Earps to win.”

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Frankie Dettori has left behind an unprecedented legacy for equine enthusiasts the world over to emulate.

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The world waits with bated breath to catch him in high octane, adrenaline filled action at the US circuit.

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Maleehah Shakeel

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Hey, I'm a fervent US sports writer at EssentiallySports, where my passion for sports seamlessly intertwines with the art of storytelling. I've honed my skills in crafting engaging narratives and offering insightful analysis within the realm of US sports, with a special expertise in equestrian sports. Equestrian sports aren't merely a fascination; they hold an irreplaceable spot in my heart.
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