Frankie Dettori reveals he's finally won 30-year argument with wife Catherine as couple prepare for big London move | The Sun

FRANKIE DETTORI has finally won a 30-year argument with wife Catherine.

After much debate about where they want to live, Dettori has finally got his own way and they will be moving into a flat in London.

The superstar jockey is better known for being the finest Flat jockey of his generation.

Dettori, 52, and Catherine, mother of their five children, will rent out their Newmarket mansion for £15,000 a month.

The Italian has a few more big engagements before he hangs up his whip for good, including this week's Glorious Goodwood.

But once it's said and done he said he has finally persuaded Catherine to let them reside in a swanky apartment in the capital.

Dettori told the Daily Mail: "It has always been my dream to live in London and my wife always stopped me.

"I always wanted to live in a flat in London with a gym and an underground car park and she wanted animals and land.

"After 30 years I think I have convinced her.

"I have spent all my life outside and in the countryside. I'd like to do something different.

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"I like people and the city – I lived in Milan.

"You can pull your baseball cap down and walk around the Thames or South London, and kinda get lost and be recognised by no-one… maybe it will have to be a balaclava!"

Sun Racing told you Dettori recently split from Peter Burrell, his agent of 36 years.

When Dettori does eventually call it quits – which in Britain will be on Champions Day at Ascot on October 21 – then it is expected Kieran Shoemark will take over as John and Thady Gosden's No1 rider.

Dettori recently indicated his desire to downsize by selling a lot of his trophies and memorabilia in a charity auction.

A collection of unique items went for over £75,000 altogether.

And some of that cash will go towards paying for daughter Ella's wedding next year.


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