Lester Piggott Hospitalised In Switzerland

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Legendary jockey Lester Piggott has been hospitalised in Switzerland, according to Piggott's son-in-law William Haggas. Haggas is married to the former champion jockey's daughter Maureen. A nine-time G1 Derby-winning rider, the jockey is 86.

Haggas told Sky Sports Racing, “I believe he is in hospital and I think Maureen is going over tomorrow to see him. Jamie, his son, is there today. He's battling a bit, but he's a tough man. Hopefully he'll pull through and get home as soon as possible.

“All we can do is train plenty of winners and keep him amused, that's what we're trying to do. I don't think he thinks about what he's achieved, but he loves the adulation that he gets every time he steps out into a public place.”

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