Racing legend Lester Piggott in hospital but is in ‘good shape’
5th December 2018

Racing legend Lester Piggott in hospital… however his daughter says the 83-year-old is in ‘good shape’

  • Legendary jockey Lester Piggott admitted to hospital in London over weekend 
  • His daughter Maureen Haggas said 83-year-old will remain for a few days 
  • However she said Piggott, who has had heart problems, is in good spirits 

Legendary jockey Lester Piggott was on Tuesday night reported to be in ‘good shape’ by his daughter Maureen Haggas, after being admitted to hospital in London over the weekend.

Haggas said her 83-year-old father was expected to remain in hospital for the next few days while doctors monitored his condition.

Piggott, who has suffered from heart problems in the past, won the Derby nine times and about 5,300 races worldwide.

Lester Pigott (pictured in 2017) admitted to hospital in London over the weekend

Haggas, wife of Newmarket trainer William, told the Racing Post: ‘He’ll be in for a few more days.

‘He was taken in as a precautionary measure, but he’s in good shape and was downloading the Racing Post on his iPad when I left.

‘He’s in good shape considering he’s been abusing his body since he was 16.’ 


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