Lester Piggott Bronze to Be Unveiled at Rowley Mile


Lester Piggott and trainer Vincent O'Brien | The Jockey Club Newmarket

A bronze of legendary jockey Lester Piggott, one of nine life-sized bronzes to commemorate the reinsman's nine Derby winners, will be revealed at Newmarket's Rowley Mile prior to racing on Oct. 12. Sculpted by William Newton, the reveal will have Piggott on hand, as well as current jockey Frankie Dettori in the parade ring. The racecourse is also running a competition where the  prize is for one lucky winner to join the VIP guests for the unveiling ceremony and meet Piggott. On both days of the Dubai Future Champions Festival, there will also be a special exhibition, 'Lester: Behind the Legend'.

“Lester is a legend and his contribution to the sport is immeasurable, so it is wholly appropriate that he should be honoured in this way at the Home of Horseracing and in what became his home town,” said The Jockey Club's East Region Regional Director Amy Starkey. “We are privileged to have been selected as a location for one of William Newton's bronzes and we, along with many thousands of racegoers and all those involved with our wonderful sport, will treasure it for generations to come.”

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