Piggott honoured with Epsom statue

  • Piggott honoured with Epsom statue

The exploits of Lester Piggott in the Derby were recognised on Derby Day when the Queen unveiled a life size bronze statue of the legendary jockey by the Epsom winner’s enclosure. Piggott holds the record for victories in the Classic with nine wins, his first coming 65 years ago in 1954 on Never Say Die. The statue is the first of nine bronzes by sculptor William Newton that will be installed at nine different racecourses around Britain in honour of Piggott. The statue met with Piggott’s approval, as he said: “I think it has been a great idea; it’s marvellous and I am honoured. “I had seen the statue before today and it is very good. The Queen also seems in great form.” Newton added: “I first met with Lester when he was the subject and inspiration for the Derby trophy I made in 2002, so to be asked to create these very special life-size bronzes is for me just about as important as it gets.”

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    HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum