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Lester Piggott will be making a special guest appearance at Haydock Park
10:36am Monday 24th September 2012 in Sport
LEGENDARY jockey Lester Piggott will be making a special guest appearance during the final two-day meeting of Haydock Park’s 2012 Flat racing season.
The nine times Derby winner, whose first and last winners 46 years apart were at the racecourse, will present the prize for Saturday’s (29 SEPTEMBER) £30,000 Joseph Heler Cheese Lester Piggott “Start To Finish” Handicap Stakes.
The 76-year-old’s achievements are commemorated in a bronze which was unveiled at the racecourse six years ago.
John Baker, North West Regional Director of The Jockey Club, said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Lester Piggott to Haydock Park where he is always a popular visitor. We are also delighted that the Cheshire family firm Joseph Heler Cheese is supporting the feature race on the final Saturday of the 2012 Flat racing season at Haydock Park.”
Friday’s racing action includes the final of the Betdaq Haydock Park Apprentice Training Series, the culmination of a series of races during the spring and summer to give apprentice jockeys the chance to learn their trade.
After Saturday, the final fixture of the 2012 Flat racing season at Haydock Park is on Friday 19 October.
The first race times on Friday and Saturday are 2pm and 2.10pm respectively. Friday is the raceday of Vale UK, the shop-fitting business from Prescot in Merseyside.
*The next racing at Haydock Park is on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 September. Admission: Premier (Friday £36; Saturday £45); County Stand (£24; £30); Tattersalls (£13; £20); Newton (£13 Saturday). Accompanied children under 18 are admitted free of charge. More information can be found and tickets booked at www.haydock-park.co.uk.