“Miss Watching You”: Frankie Dettori’s 2023 Preview Earns Emotional Notes from Fans

Published 12/18/2023, 1:15 PM EST

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Horse racing has been a term undetachable for Frankie Dettori, The Italian jockey who held high ambitions settling into the foreign environment of England has walked a long path towards success. At 53, tagged as a living legend, the 2004 Champion Jockey persists with his career; changing continents but not the fields he walks on. Today, as the year-end nears and a new venture awaits, the jockey had quite the scenes to reminisce about.

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With wavering opinions on retirement, Frankie Dettori still had a year as glorious as ever. Starting from San Antonio Stakes to Champion Stakes, the famed jockey did not deter. And following along, his valor and joy shined in the 2023 career wrap he presented, calling for admiration from spectators online.

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On the 18th of December, Dettori took to his Instagram to post the most cherished moments of his 2023 season. Wide smiles, signature jumps, hugs, and celebrations overtook the post summing up the jockey’s year to the T. “2023,” he wrote adding a magical star beside and it couldn’t have been explained better. He started his year with a win at the San Antonio Stakes atop County Grammer. The growing list only gleamed as he added Dubai Turf. But what mattered more for Dettori was his runs on the British Grounds.

Earlier this year, the champion jockey announced that 2023 would be his last season before he moves to California for International Racing. In doing so, he added 2000 Guineas, a double at Epsom, the Long Distance Cup, and finally the Champions Stakes. However, what took the hat for Frankie Dettori was Queen Camilla unveiling a statue of him at Ascot while upping the Royal Ascot Gold Cup count to a ‘Golden Nine’. In the rush of cherishable moments and plans for Dettori’s future his post brought, fans couldn’t help but drop emotional notes.

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The jockey garners love

The horse racing fans gathered under Dettori’s post congratulated the champion on his path so far and the inspiration he exudes. Your life long dedication to your sport in inspirational, you deserve every award and a knighthood xxx Thank you,” a comment read. While another showered praise stating, Never born jockey like you….

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As the jockey heads for his next path, fans expressed a bittersweet feeling. While one wrote, Will miss watching you race so much an incredible career x, the other added, Incredible, will miss on our screens you so much.As claps and hearts poured in for Frankie Dettori, a fan summed it up with,Master.

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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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Sampurna Pal

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