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Dettori to auction off trophies

Dettori to auction off trophies

Frankie Dettori has put more than 120 of his most coveted trophies and awards up for auction and his house in Newmarket up for rent as part of a planned move after he retires later this year.
Prizes accumulated from some of the biggest races across the planet feature in the online collection, described as “once in-a-lifetime” by auction house Cheffins, and items hail from his breakthrough years in Italy to the Epsom Oaks (Gr 1, 1m 4f ) trophy won after Classic success aboard Soul Sister (Frankel) last month.
 Dettori’s luxury seven bedroom home was put on the market to rent last week for £15,000 (approx. AU$28,540) per calendar month. Some of the proceeds from the auction will go to the charity Direct Aid for Africa (DAFA), set up by bookmaker and Dettori’s close friend Barney Curley, who died in May 2021.
 Dettori will conclude his 40-year career with one last shot at Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) glory in November before an intention to move closer to London and go travelling.