RACING LEGEND DIES

30 May 2022 11:23


 

The sport of kings lost one of its most famed participants with the recent passing of legendary jockey Lester Piggott.
The nine time Epsom Derby winning rider was 86 years old at the time of his death and had been admitted to a hospital in Switzerland shortly before his passing.
Piggott won 30 British Classic races in a career which yielded 4,493 winners.
He also had 116 Royal Ascot victories and was named champion jockey 11 times between 1960 and 1982.
Piggott, who was partially deaf, won the Derby at Epsom for the first time in 1954 aboard Never Say Die. His ninth win came on Teenoso in 1983.
Piggott’s other Derby winners included Crepello, Sir Ivor and The Minstrel. He also rode Nijinsky, the last horse to win the British Triple Crown – the 2000 Guineas, Derby and St Leger – in 1970.



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