Lester Piggott honoured by York statue tribute on day one of Ebor festival

Lester Piggott admires the life-size bronze that the legendary unveiled at York with racecourse chairman Lord Grimthorpe.
Lester Piggott admires the life-size bronze that the legendary unveiled at York with racecourse chairman Lord Grimthorpe.
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THE smile said it all as Lester Piggott – still revered as the greatest jockey of all time – returned to York to unveil a life-size bronze sculpture of himself.

Lester Piggott with the Willie Newton-designed statue - one of nine erected around the country.

Lester Piggott with the Willie Newton-designed statue - one of nine erected around the country.

Racegoer Debbie Grogan, from Sheffield, on day one of the Ebor festival.

Racegoer Debbie Grogan, from Sheffield, on day one of the Ebor festival.

Phoebe Phillips from Melbourne, Australia, was among those at York on day one of the Ebor festival.

Phoebe Phillips from Melbourne, Australia, was among those at York on day one of the Ebor festival.