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Lester Piggott 1935–2022

Lester Piggott (5th November 1935–29th May 2022) stood head and shoulders above his fellow jockeys, literally and metaphorically. His genius in the saddle has rarely, if ever, been matched and his decorated career included a comeback that defied all odds. Piggott began riding racehorses when he was a 10-year-old boy, with his final win in …

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Derby Festival 2022: The Queen’s Racehorses to Star in ROR Parade

Several of The Queen’s former racehorses will take part in a special parade at Epsom on Derby Day (Saturday 4th June), in tribute to Her Majesty’s contribution to the horseracing and breeding industry. With The Queen planning to attend Derby Day in person as part of the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) …

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Ladies’ Days at Racecourses for Summer 2022

It’s time to brush off your best hat and polish your heels… summer is starting to sizzle as Ladies’ Days take centre stage at racecourses around the country. Listed in A–Z  order, find your local course to see what’s on or plan a mini-break to visit another part of the country for a beautiful racing …

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Derby Festival 2022: Desert Crown heads 21 entries going forward for Epsom Derby

Desert Crown heads 21 entries going forward for the Group One Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday 4th June following the second scratchings deadline. The premier Classic is being staged for the 243rd time in 2022, when it will form part of the official celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A son of Nathaniel, Desert …

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Epsom Derby 2022 will Celebrate The Queen’s Contribution to Horseracing

Epsom Downs Racecourse will celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s contribution to horseracing on Cazoo Derby Day, which forms part of the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Saturday 4th June. As well as The Queen’s Stand being permanently renamed The Queen Elizabeth II Stand, a guard of honour will be formed on the track by 40 retired …

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BCS Hall of Fame: Lester Piggott and The Derby

Some great sportsmen and women enjoy fleeting moments at the pinnacle of their sport. Others dominate for years and a celebrated few rule the roost for a decade or two. And then, there is Lester Piggott. The legendary jockey, inducted into the QIPCO British Champions Series Hall Of Fame last month, rode his first winner …

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British Champions Day 2017

10th Anniversary of British Champions Series – 10 Top Moments

This year marks the 10th anniversary of QIPCO British Champions Series, which begins with the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket Racecourse this Saturday 1st May 2021. QIPCO British Champions Series showcases 35 of the UK’s finest Flat races, including three of the world’s top 10 and last year’s world’s best in the Juddmonte International at …

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What to Wear to Epsom Downs Racecourse

This content contains third-party links What to Wear to Epsom Downs Racecourse. Just a few minutes away from Epsom town centre, Epsom Downs Racecourse holds racing and music events from April (The Spring Meeting) through to September (Season Finale). Its most famous racing event is the iconic Derby Festival, which includes The Oaks, and The …

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Christmas for Racegoers: Jockey Club Gift Cards

This year has been tough for many of us, but there is plenty to look forward to as we approach 2021 – in particular we are eagerly anticipating a return of fans to racecourses once government guidelines allow it! For those looking to buy gifts for their racegoer friends and family Jockey Club Racecourses are …

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Derby Festival 2020: Five First Time Derby Jockeys

Five jockeys will enjoy the thrill of riding in the Investec Derby for the first time on Saturday 4th July. Harry Bentley (Max Vega), Ben Curtis (Highland Chief), David Egan (Gold Maze), Martin Harley (Worthily) and Tom Marquand (Khalifa Sat) will be hoping to emulate jockeys such as Mickael Barzalona and Padraig Beggy, who won …

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