Lester Piggott Career In Numbers

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Lester Piggott was champion jockey on 11 occasions and is the winning-most rider in the Derby having been victorious nine times.

Following his death at the age of 86, we take a look at his career in numbers:

1935 – The year Piggott was born

12 – the age at which he rode his first winner

1950 and 1951 – the years he was champion apprentice

191 – the number of winners in his best ever season in 1966

1982 – the year he reached his 4,000th winner

Lester Piggott career in numbers; horse racing

4,493 – number of British winners on the Flat

11 – the number of times he was champion jockey

5 – number of 2000 Guineas winners

2 – number of 1000 Guineas winners

9 – number of Derby winners

6 – number of Oaks winners

8 – number of St Leger winners

30 – number of British Classic winners

❤ Lester Piggott – greatest jockey of them all. pic.twitter.com/nVwlmJC7Up

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) May 29, 2022

15 – number of Irish Classics won

7 – number of French Classics won

7 – King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners

11– Ascot Gold Cups won

1 – July Cup win

1 – Juddmonte International win

3 – Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe wins

1 – Breeders’ Cup Mile win

Everyone at Ascot is deeply saddened to hear of the death of the legendary Lester Piggott.

Record 116 #RoyalAscot winners
Record 7 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners
Record 11 Gold Cup winners

A truly remarkable jockey. pic.twitter.com/5NGcN7hM53

— Ascot Racecourse (@Ascot) May 29, 2022

3 – Washington DC International wins

116 – number of Royal Ascot winners

54 – the age at which he rode his last winner

1985 – the year of Piggott’s initial retirement

1990 – the year Piggott emerged from retirement to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile on Royal Academy

1994 – the year Piggott had his last winner in Britain

1995 – his final retirement

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