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HORSE RACING: Lester Piggott: Legendary Jockey and 9-Time Derby Winner, Dies Aged 86

Lester Piggott

By Jack Haynes and David Milnes | Racing Post

Tributes poured in from across the racing world and beyond  recently following the death of legendary rider LESTER PIGGOTT at the age of 86.

That was in part due to the longevity that allowed him to ride a phenomenal 4,493 domestic winners, the third highest tally in British racing history behind only Sir Gordon Richards and Pat Eddery, and an amazing big-race haul.

Piggott won the Derby a record nine times, including on 1970 Triple Crown winner NIJINSKY.                 Continue reading

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