Lester : A Biography - Sean Pryor

Lester : A Biography - Sean Pryor

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The Wigan Lane Selling Handicap, run at Haydock Park: not one of the most prestigious events in the flat racing season. Yet in 1948, an occasion of great significance. The winning rider: a 12-year-old apprentice.

Lester Piggott: The first of over 4,000 wins. Now, after thirty-seven years of winning, he's retiring to become a trainer. Eleven times Champion jockey, winner of nine Derbys — his first at the age of eighteen — with a record twenty-eight Classic successes, Lester has made secure his place among the very greatest in turf history. Sheer brilliance, driving ambition and total self-discipline took him to the top and kept him there. Often controversial — suspended from racing eight times in four years — and taciturn, still he has earned the loyalty and affection of a huge public. Backing Lester has become a tradition. The great horses he has partnered —St Paddy, Sir Ivor, Crepello, Nijinski... all are here, together with the owners, the trainers, his rivals from Sir Gordon Richards to Steve Cauthen. The story of Lester Piggott is the story of the flat over four decades.

 

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