Lester Piggott On The Mend In Switzerland

Lester Piggott | Emma Berry

Former jockey Lester Piggott, who had been hospitalised in Switzerland on May 22, is improving, daughter Maureen Haggas revealed at Haydock on Saturday. Now 86, the legendary reinsman and 11-time champion jockey has ridden nine G1 Derby winners. A member of the QIPCO British Champions Series Hall of Fame, the retired rider boasts 30 Classic victories among his 4,493 total winning rides.

Haggas, who is married to Derby-winning trainer William Haggas, said, “I went to see him earlier in the week and he's improving, which is good news. He's much better than he was earlier in the week and hopefully he'll be going home on either Monday or Tuesday.”

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