Review by Isabella
Year Group 5
This book documents the life of Frankie Dettori, whose real name is Lanfranco. Frankie was born on the 15th December 1970 in Milan, Italy.
The book talks about his family as well as his racing highs and lows.
Frankie Dettori is the son of a successful Jockey.
His family are:
Iris Maria (Mother) and
Football was the most popular sport in Milan so it was harder to get into horses but when Frankie was 8 years old, his Father bought him a palomino pony (Silvia).
Frankie Dettori was 9 years old when he won his first derby at San Siro racecourse on his pony Silvia.
He trained to be a jockey with Luca Cumani and has ridden many of his horses. He was quite a cheeky boy when he was working at the stables. He was always playing tricks on people and being very irritating. He also was very good at copying other riders’ riding styles.
Frankie Dettori is now best known for riding winners from Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin stable and of course his flying dismount when he wins a race!
Frankie has travelled around the world to race and often covers many miles in one day when driving/flying from one racecourse to another across the country (United Kingdom)
The scariest part in The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori was in Chapter 1 when Frankie was on an aeroplane taking off from Newmarket Racecourse. The aeroplane crash landed. This was the scariest bit because when the aeroplane crashed it caught on fire.
I enjoyed reading about Frankie Dettori and his life although I did struggle with some of the Italian names.
This book is completely different to others I have read because most books I read are fiction and this book is non-fiction.
I would recommend this book to anyone who like horses and are interested in racing.
Marks out of 5?
5 - Excellent