Where one sports icon contemplates retirement, another strives for excellence in the fast-paced world of athletics. After a spectacular farewell tour in Europe, three-time champion rider Frankie Dettori decided against retiring at the end of 2023. He moved to California in December and began blending in with the United States horse racing community.

In the thick of the Super Bowl frenzy at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the former British horseman-turned-California resident fully immersed himself in the American custom of supporting NFL teams. Later, through snippets of his experience, Dettori showed his interest outside of the iconic racetrack.

Frankie Dettori shares first Superbowl experience


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The Kansas City Chiefs won their third crown in five years against the San Francisco 49ers on a memorable Super Bowl Sunday, led by Patrick Mahomes. Millions of people watched the thrilling match, and Dettori, obviously enthralled with the sight, offered the 360-degree panorama of the arena. He shared a video on Instagram after the match where he went, “Here we go, Super Bowl!” looking dapper.

Dettori praised the moment on social media, captioning it, “WOW! What an experience – it’s fair to say #superbowl did not disappoint.” In the Super Bowl spectacular, the Kansas City Chiefs cemented their place in NFL history as the second ones since the New England Patriots in 2016 to produce an overtime win.

As the world’s entertainment capital hosted the Super bowl for the first time, the game drew unprecedented attention, with predictions indicating that last edition’s 115 million spectators record of American spectators will be broken.

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In addition, the NFL gained new followers due to the high-profile relationship between pop sensation Taylor Swift and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Now as the Chiefs are basking in their fairytale conclusion, Dettori returns to the racetrack setting his sights on further glory in the saddle.


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Back to horse riding in the US

Less than a week into his 36th professional year on the saddle, Dettori displayed his skills at Santa Anita last month. After earning three captivating rides, he took center stage, achieved a hat trick, and finished the meet with six victories. With a total of nine victories under his belt and seven under Umberto Rispoli’s, Juan Hernández and Dettori are tied for third place in the jockey standings after the accomplishment.

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“All in all, it was a great day,” said Dettori reflecting on his win, showing that his competitive spirit hasn’t diminished amid retirement talks. The unanticipated continuation of his career will continue at this year’s Melbourne Cup.

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