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Lester Piggott

All the homework pays off for wily Moore

The 'glorious' sounds a trifle misplaced and a picture of trainer John Moore in the car park at Goodwood with a glass of New Zealand sauvignon blanc in one hand and the other trying to keep his straw hat from the wind hardly seems like the preamble to a Mercedes-Benz Hong

Sunday, 22 March, 2009, 12:00am

Leung lands Hughes, 'the new Piggott'

Local trainer Andy Leung Ting-wah has pulled off a massive coup for his owners by snapping up the services of the brilliant young Irish rider Richard Hughes for next season.

13 May 1997 - 12:00am

Punters may have got bad deal with Master Magic

Punters who waded into topweight Master Magic on the win pool in the opening race yesterday were entitled to wonder if they were fairly treated when the horse was passed fit to run.

28 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Royal Ascot beckons for Whyte's debut

South Africa's newest sporting idol, Douglas Whyte, is poised to make his English debut at the most glamorous meeting in the country's calendar, Royal Ascot.

Whyte, who rode London News into South African sporting history with his Queen Elizabeth II Cup victory at Sha Tin on Sunday, is the confirmed rider for the horse's early mid-summer engagements in England.

17 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Oughton eyes Cup

IF you're still in tomorrow's Triple Trio come the third and final leg - the feature Lusitano Challenge Cup - there's one horse and one horse only to have on your side, the David Oughton-trained Emphasis. Emphasis won going away over a mile on only his second start last time out, having earlier shaped with plenty of promise over an inadequate 1,400 metres when in need of the experience.

10 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Allan's giants of the turf

IT was 1954. Never Say Die had just won a long, lean, ultra-competitive and hugely talented young English jockey his first Derby.

By his own admission another long, lean, lanky individual was dreaming of becoming a jockey and winning Derbys of his own though he was only 13.

10 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Piggott gets licence to ride in Macau

LESTER Piggott has been granted a licence to ride in Macau until the end of the present horse racing season.

But the legendary Piggott is unlikely to remain that length of time on the course and is expected to base himself in Hong Kong when he arrives.

14 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Cruz signing an important guide

TRAINER Geoff Lane and jockey Tony Cruz have proved to be a very profitable combination to follow this season. They can be backed with confidence again this evening as Nickels King (Nap) is strongly fancied to take the opening equitrack event at Happy Valley. Having spent my last season riding in Hong Kong for the Lane stable, it is easy to see why he's successful.

13 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Piggott a victim of petty Club politics

''IT'S all politics,'' was Lester Piggott's characteristically succinct and accurate appraisal of the situation which cut short his international licence to ride in Hong Kong by three meetings.

28 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

No fanfares as Piggott finishes well off pace

LESTER Piggott, as big a name as there has ever been in racing, said farewell to Hong Kong yesterday after visits stretching over 20 years. He left without a winner and walked unnoticed from the course.

27 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Legends of the turf in Macau reunion

LESTER Piggott and George Moore on one racetrack will evoke memories of a golden era in British racing back in the mid-1960s - but that's the way it will be at Taipa racecourse in Macau today.

27 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Piggott to cut short HK riding season

HONG Kong punters will see legendary rider Lester Piggott in action for the last time at Sha Tin on Saturday.

The 58-year-old living legend of world racing has cut short his stay and will ride in six races in Macau on Sunday at the Derby meeting there.

24 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Valley double pushes Allan closer to crown

IVAN ALLAN strengthened his vice-like grip on the trainers' title with a 10-1 double at Happy Valley last night.

Allan took the opening event on the Lester Piggott-ridden Horse Delight and completed his brace of winners when potential Class One performer Big Arnold scored a bloodless pillar-to-post victory under Basil Marcus in the fifth.

17 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Marcus set for Great Time

CHAMPION jockey Basil Marcus and Great Time (Nap) look set to outstay their competition in tonight's final event for Class Three and Four performers.

9 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Piggott to stay on for Grand Nat simulcast

THE good news for Lester Piggott - and the rest of us - yesterday wasn't his outing in the Derby but the fact that he's going to be with us for another month or so.

The legendary Long Fellow was keen to continue on in Hong Kong after his month-long stint ends early next month and the Jockey Club have wisely decided that he shall.

28 Feb 1994 - 12:00am