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    LD73
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    Ardross was a real fav of mine as a youngster growing up and I was devastated when he just failed to get up to win that 82 Arc on his final run of his career.

    Good update on the great man: https://www.racingpost.com/news/members/latest/lester-piggott-improving-and-set-to-leave-hospital-early-next-week/559051

    #1599636
    vikingflagship
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    That’s good news :good:

    VF x

    #1599644
    gamble
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    I have always felt that Piggot arrived at life’s solution far too late in life. I think I may be in the same boat. When we reach the waterfall in a reed made craft, I get this uncanny feeling, I may be beaten by a better neck.
    Fact is when you’re famous the stewards give you the benefit of the doubt.

    Gasping for air….

    ” HELP ”

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    Colin Phillips
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    I thought it was rather remiss of Oli Bell not to enquire of Mrs. Haggas, the state of her father’s health when he interviewed her. Of course, I might have missed something earlier.

    #1599654
    Cork All Star
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    The Racing Post has reported that Lester Piggott has passed away.

    RIP to a racing legend.

    #1599655
    IanDavies
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    Ditto – RIP to a genuinely great Flat jockey and one of the most distinctive characters the sport has ever seen.

    Sir Cherryade of Hampshire
    ("Chezza" to the proletariat)
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    #1599657
    huddiepuddies
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    The greatest.

    A sporting hero of mine,it’s been a privilege to have watched the absolute master of his craft.

    He transcended the sport;everyone just knew who Lester was.

    RIP

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    BlackGold
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    “Legendary jockey Lester Piggott, who won the Derby a record nine times, has died aged 86.

    The Englishman 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.

    “Sadly we can confirm that Lester died peacefully in Switzerland this morning,” said his son-in-law and Derby-winning trainer William Haggas.

    Piggott was admitted to hospital in Switzerland, where he lived, last week.”

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/horse-racing/61623271

    #1599695
    LD73
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    THis sucks even more since the last update prior seemed bullish that he was due to be released early next week – RIP to the Long Fellow who in some ways it is appropriate that he would leave us on the eve of the race he made his own.

    He redefined the art of riding a racehorse and in an age where the riders style all looks very much the same that you couldn’t easily pick them out in a race, you would only needs a few scant seconds to spot the Piggott posterior to know where he was.

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    Turkoman
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    I read your post earlier today LD, and I was so happy about the news. But this is really sad turn of events. The world of horse racing lost one of its greatest athletes of all time!…

    Deepest condolences to Lester’s family and loved ones. May you RIP, Lester…

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    vikingflagship
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    Was sad news to wake up to ,after a seemingly positive press release only last night rip Lester Piggot

    VF x

    #1599747
    Kris
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    Nobody else mattered when I was growing up. He was the man.

    Such a shame, but I’m glad I got to see him in the flesh a few times. There’s far too many memories, which says it all.

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