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Life for Det­tori has never been less than event­ful since he moved into the prop­erty, with plenty of high­lights, in­clud­ing win­ning the 2007 Derby on Au­tho­rized.

Det­tori has be­come al­most as familiar on tele­vi­sion as at race­courses, serv­ing as a team cap­tain on A Ques­tion of Sport and tak­ing part in Celebrity Big Brother in 2013. He has even branched out into the cater­ing busi­ness, with a line in frozen Ital­ian food and a string of sports bars and din­ers.

But, for a de­voted fam­ily man, with five chil­dren, White Horse Sta­bles has always been Home with a cap­i­tal H. “We moved in straight af­ter our wed­ding, and our chil­dren have grown up here. The house is full of happy mem­o­ries, and we have had some won­der­ful times to­gether as a fam­ily, from Christ­mases to sum­mer bar­be­cues,” ex­plains Det­tori.

The prop­erty is sit­u­ated in the fash­ion­able vil­lage of Stetch­worth, three miles from New­mar­ket, the home of Bri­tish rac­ing. Like Lam­bourn in Berk­shire, the vil­lage is pos­i­tively stiff with horsey types who look as if they have just dis­mounted from a met­tle­some thor­ough­bred af­ter a pre-break­fast gal­lop.

You can hardly walk into the vil­lage shop with­out bump­ing into some­one who has been Cham­pion Jockey – Ryan Moore is an­other lo­cal – or sad­dled a Derby win­ner. Mat­ters equine seem to dom­i­nate ev­ery con­ver­sa­tion. If you want a tip for the 4.20 at Ut­tox­eter, you just have to hang out at the vil­lage pub, the Mar­quis of Granby, where you will meet some­one who knows some­one. It is a friendly com­mu­nity, bound to­gether by the same pas­sion.

Det­tori’s most fa­mous neigh­bour, ap­pro­pri­ately,

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