The 5-minute Interview: Frankie Dettori, Jockey
'I am easy-going, but a lot of thought goes into what I do'
Tuesday 08 April 2008
Frankie Dettori, 37, has had many wins including four Ascot Gold Cups. He is on CNN International's 'Revealed' programme on Saturday at 6.30pm.
If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...
Having a glass of wine on the patio. I'm on holiday in Dubai. We've been on the beach and the kids are in the bath.
A word I use far too often...
"Honey" or "mum". It's what I call my wife. She doesn't mind.
I wish people would take more notice of...
Being positive. There are too many negative people in the world.
The most surprising thing that happened to me was...
When I had a plane crash. I didn't expect that – no one warned me.
A common misperception of me is...
That I'm happy-go-lucky. Which I am, but a lot of thought goes into what I do, it doesn't just come from the sky.
I am not a politician but...
As far as I understand, the left and right are the same thing. It doesn't matter who's in power, it's the same, and everyone has a long list of complaints.
I'm good at...
Riding. And shouting instructions at people: work colleagues, family, everyone.
I'm very bad at...
The ideal night out is...
Dinner with friends and then on to a club. I enjoy food, wine and music.
In moments of weakness I...
You know me as a jockey but in a truer life I'd have ...
Owned a restaurant. I like my food.
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