Lester Piggott is an ex-champion jockey. His family has revealed that he’s now in hospital in Switzerland.

  • Lester Piggott, a former champion jockey is currently in Switzerland
  • Maureen Haggas is his daughter and he’s a Newmarket trainer.  
  • Haggas claimed that Maureen would be coming over to him today

His family confirmed that Lester Piggott, the former champion jockey, is currently in Switzerland.

Frankel was also a nine-time winner of Derby, and the 86 year-old was in the initial draft of Inductees to the British Champions Series Hall of Fame.

Maureen Piggott, his daughter, was married to William Haggas (trainer in Newmarket), who stated that Piggott is at a Swiss hospital but didn’t reveal why.

Record-breaking former champion jockey Lester Piggott, pictured in 2019, is in hospital

Lester Piggott is a former champion jockey, which was pictured in 2019.

The Queen and Lester Piggott at Epsom racecourse before the Derby in 1996

The Derby 1996: Lester and the Queen at Epsom Racecourse.

Lester Piggott receives the Ritz Club Trophy from the Queen Mother at Ascot in 1981

Lester Piggott is presented with the Ritz Club Trophy by the Queen Mother of Ascot 1981

Haggas stated that Piggott is currently in hospital. Maureen said she would go over to see him today. This was after Jamie the jockey had visited yesterday.

Haggas said yesterday that he is fighting a lot, but he is a strong man. He said, “We hope he pulls through and gets home soon.”

We can only train many winners, keep them entertained.

“I doubt he even thinks about all the accomplishments he has made, but he is enthralled by the admiration he gets each time he enters a public area.”

Lester Piggott on Hokusai at the start of the Ever Ready Derby at Epsom in June 1991

Lester Piggott and Hokusai, at Epsom’s Ever Ready Derby in June 1991

Lester Piggott on Teenoso after winning the Epsom Derby in 1983

After winning the Epsom Derby 1983, Lester Piggott sat on Teenoso

Lester Piggott, pictured in 1951, was in the first draft of inductees into the British Champions Series Hall of Fame last year

Lester Piggott (pictured 1951) was among the inductees for the British Champions Series Hall of Fame.

Piggott, who was suffering from a repeat of a severe heart condition in 2007, was taken to intensive care. However, he made an immediate recovery.