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July 31, 1987 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
As one of horse racing's most celebrated jockeys, Lester Piggott had many a rough ride during his 38-year-career, but none matched the bumpiness he has encountered in the 21 months since his retirement. The crusty, 11-time British national champion jockey had no sooner launched his new career as a trainer after his final race as a jockey in October 1985, than the first indications of scandal relating to his financial affairs began to surface.
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July 29, 1994
English jockey Lester Piggott was rushed to a hospital Thursday after suffering head and neck injuries in a fall at Goodwood Racecourse. Piggott, 58, was initially diagnosed as having a concussion, but no other serious injuries. Piggott was unseated from his mount, Coffee N' Cream, when his saddle slipped at the eighth pole. He hit the ground head first with considerable force. On Oct. 31, 1992, Piggott suffered multiple injuries and was hospitalized after a spill in which Mr.
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November 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jockey Lester Piggott returned to Great Britain and said he was making a good recovery from injuries caused in a fall in the Breeders' Cup last month.
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February 11, 1993 | Associated Press
British jockey Lester Piggott failed to win in four tries Wednesday as he returned to racing after recovering from injuries suffered in a near-fatal spill in October. Piggott, 57, rode three horses owned by Sheik Ahmed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, a member of Dubai's ruling family. One of those horses, Red Rainbow, finished second in the featured Jumairah Stakes, a neck behind the winner, Shati. "I don't feel 100% fit, and I thought I was a bit unlucky today," Piggott said.
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July 29, 1994
English jockey Lester Piggott was rushed to a hospital Thursday after suffering head and neck injuries in a fall at Goodwood Racecourse. Piggott, 58, was initially diagnosed as having a concussion, but no other serious injuries. Piggott was unseated from his mount, Coffee N' Cream, when his saddle slipped at the eighth pole. He hit the ground head first with considerable force. On Oct. 31, 1992, Piggott suffered multiple injuries and was hospitalized after a spill in which Mr.
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November 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
British jockey Lester Piggott, 56, was in stable condition Sunday with injuries suffered in a spill during a Breeders' Cup race. The 11-time English champion suffered a broken collarbone and two ribs when his mount, Mr Brooks, went down after his right front leg broke during the Sprint on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Mr Brooks was destroyed. Piggott had a partially collapsed lung when he was admitted to Hollywood Memorial Hospital. He remained in intensive care Sunday.
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November 5, 1992 | Associated Press
The challenge is over for British newsmen. Lester Piggott is out of the hospital. Reporters from London disguised themselves as a priest, doctor, X-ray technician and undertaker in unsuccessful attempts to get into the English jockey's room, a spokeswoman for the hospital said Wednesday. Piggott, injured when his mount, Mr Brooks, broke down during the Breeders' Cup Sprint, was released Tuesday but will return for treatment, said Maria Pantages, director of public relations at Memorial Hospital.
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February 11, 1993 | Associated Press
British jockey Lester Piggott failed to win in four tries Wednesday as he returned to racing after recovering from injuries suffered in a near-fatal spill in October. Piggott, 57, rode three horses owned by Sheik Ahmed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, a member of Dubai's ruling family. One of those horses, Red Rainbow, finished second in the featured Jumairah Stakes, a neck behind the winner, Shati. "I don't feel 100% fit, and I thought I was a bit unlucky today," Piggott said.
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November 19, 1992 | Associated Press
One triumphed at the Breeders' Cup, the other tumbled. A.P. Indy and veteran English jockey Lester Piggott won top honors Wednesday at European racing's prestigious Cartier Awards. Breeder's Cup Classic winner A.P. Indy succeeded Arazi as North American horse of the year, getting 20 points in the voting system devised by Cartier. That was seven more than Pleasant Tap, the 5-year-old he beat Oct. 31 to win racing's richest race at Gulfstream Park.
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November 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jockey Lester Piggott returned to Great Britain and said he was making a good recovery from injuries caused in a fall in the Breeders' Cup last month.
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November 14, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Years ago, baseball writers who traveled with the New York teams were as entertaining as the clubs themselves. They would blow into a town, amusing one another with nonstop one-liners, flicking ashes on rugs in hotel lobbies and taking the time to file an occasional story. The late Jimmy Cannon, who was one of their own, referred to this mob as "The Chipmunks."
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November 5, 1992 | Associated Press
The challenge is over for British newsmen. Lester Piggott is out of the hospital. Reporters from London disguised themselves as a priest, doctor, X-ray technician and undertaker in unsuccessful attempts to get into the English jockey's room, a spokeswoman for the hospital said Wednesday. Piggott, injured when his mount, Mr Brooks, broke down during the Breeders' Cup Sprint, was released Tuesday but will return for treatment, said Maria Pantages, director of public relations at Memorial Hospital.
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November 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
British jockey Lester Piggott, 56, was in stable condition Sunday with injuries suffered in a spill during a Breeders' Cup race. The 11-time English champion suffered a broken collarbone and two ribs when his mount, Mr Brooks, went down after his right front leg broke during the Sprint on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Mr Brooks was destroyed. Piggott had a partially collapsed lung when he was admitted to Hollywood Memorial Hospital. He remained in intensive care Sunday.
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November 1, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lester Piggott's career has played like a cross between Dickens and Shakespeare in recent years, and it took another ugly twist during the first Breeders' Cup race Saturday. His mount, Mr Brooks, was destroyed after a spill, and the 56-year-old English riding legend was hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries. The accident occurred at the quarter pole of the six-furlong Sprint.
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November 19, 1992 | Associated Press
One triumphed at the Breeders' Cup, the other tumbled. A.P. Indy and veteran English jockey Lester Piggott won top honors Wednesday at European racing's prestigious Cartier Awards. Breeder's Cup Classic winner A.P. Indy succeeded Arazi as North American horse of the year, getting 20 points in the voting system devised by Cartier. That was seven more than Pleasant Tap, the 5-year-old he beat Oct. 31 to win racing's richest race at Gulfstream Park.
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October 28, 1990 | ED MCNAMARA, NEWSDAY
The biography of the greatest European rider of the 20th Century had been written. The highlight video of a 37-year career had been on sale for five years. The game was over for Lester Piggott. Even the man who won a record nine Epsom Derbies could not hold off the relentless entry of Father Time and the tax man. And then two weeks ago, all of that changed.
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October 28, 1990 | ED MCNAMARA, NEWSDAY
The biography of the greatest European rider of the 20th Century had been written. The highlight video of a 37-year career had been on sale for five years. The game was over for Lester Piggott. Even the man who won a record nine Epsom Derbies could not hold off the relentless entry of Father Time and the tax man. And then two weeks ago, all of that changed.
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