A genius in the saddle – Lester Piggott remembered in pictures
Lester Piggott’s life in pictures
Lester Piggott was without doubt the finest jockey of his generation, and probably of any that has gone before or since.
Tall for a jockey at over 5ft 7ins, ‘The Long Fellow’, as he became affectionately tagged, partnered more than 5,000 winners worldwide.
Piggott had his first winner as a 12-year-old at Haydock in 1948 and went on to win the Derby nine times before he retired for a second time in 1994.
Here we look at Lester Piggott’s life in pictures throughout an astonishing career.
Lester Piggott, aged 12, sitting on a horse at his father’s stables in Lambourn.
Rodrigo De Triano was Lester Piggott’s final British Classic winner when he took the 2000 Guineas in 1992
Willie Carson (left) and Frankie Dettori (right) with Lester Piggott
Sir Anthony McCoy with Lester Piggott
The Queen unveiled a statue of Lester Piggott at the 2019 Derby meeting
Lester Piggott won the Ascot Gold Cup 11 times – and three times in succession aboard the mighty Sagaro
Piggott on Desert Orchid in the parade ring at the Charity Race Meeting at Wincanton in 1998
Lester Piggott in the silks of Nijinsky