Lester Piggott Suspended Six Months by English Jockey Club, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-19


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Lester Piggott Suspended Six Months by English Jockey Club ASCOT, England, June 18. — The Jockey Club today suspended Lester Piggott, the 18-year-old "wonder boy" jockey and "stormy petrel" of English race tracks for six months. The young jockey was involved in a bumping incident yesterday on Never Say Die, the American-owned horse he rode to victory recently in the Epsom Derby. The race yesterday was. won by Sir Gordon Richards aboard Rashleigh. The stewards of the meet afterwards lodged an objection to the winner. But after hearing the jockeys evidence, they decided that Piggott was the cause of the accident. Piggott appeared before The Jockey Club officials today and was handed out the stiffest sentence of his career, which has involved at least seven suspensions since he started riding at the age of 12.

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Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800