Lester Piggott

Started by: grimshaw (3448) 

Legendary jockey Lester Piggott has passed away aged 86 .
Probably the greatest jockey ever .
R I P Lester .

Started: 29th May 2022 at 10:30

Posted by: peter g (3120) 

R.I.P. Lester you won me a few bob over the years, Always remember the gag Bernard Manning said on Question of Sport. "When Piggott got jailed they had to blindfold him and reverse him into his cell"

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 10:45

Posted by: Owd Codger (1002)


Scobie Breasley and Gorden Richards might have disputed you greatest comment had they still been around today.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 11:17

Posted by: grimshaw (3448) 

They possibly would have .
I never saw Sir Gordon but i did see Scobie .
Its all a matter of opinion but i stand by my view regarding Lester .

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 11:22

Posted by: riocaroni (342)

I was at longchamp the first time he won the Arc on Rheingold, absolutely brilliant ride. RIP lester.

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 11:55

Posted by: grimshaw (3448) 

I was at Doncaster when the great Nijinsky won the triple crown with Lester on board .
The horse had been suffering with ringworm and only the vets and the greatest trainer ever got him to the post .
Given a great sympathetic ride by Lester to get him home .

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 12:01

Posted by: riocaroni (342)

I backed Meadoville and Poitico each way in that race.They finished 2nd and third both at 20/1. Went to the bookies (Wally Mills) at halfway house to draw my winnings only to be told they only pay 5/2 a place when the favourite is odds on!

Replied: 29th May 2022 at 13:52

Posted by: broady (18316) 

He is being buried next Thursday at 20/1.

Replied: 30th May 2022 at 17:32

Posted by: whups (8821) 

(Comment removed because it broke the rules)

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 01:13

Posted by: broady (18316) 

What a nice thing to say. So you are wishing me dead. Funny after all your comments about someone wishing your mate dead.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 01:41

Posted by: fossil (7527)

broady,who said that?
Absolutely disgusting if it's whups,or anybody for that matter.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 12:51

Posted by: peter g (3120) 

Piggotts funeral is next Thursday at 10/1

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 13:01

Posted by: broady (18316) 

A bad troubled sleep after receiving a death wish.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 14:35

Posted by: riocaroni (342)

Comment removed.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 14:59
Last edited by riocaroni: 31st May 2022 at 15:07:25

Posted by: whups (8821) 

never mentioned anyone dead & that,s a fact . just because his grave maybe next to yours isnt wishing anyone dead . you sound like laughing boy .

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 17:22

Posted by: whups (8821) 

how come you,ve not mentioned riocaroni having a comment removed broady ? .still canvassing for support i see .

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 17:27

Posted by: First Mate (825)

Rio removed his own comment by the looks of it.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 17:32

Posted by: broady (18316) 

Of course he did but Paddy can't see that.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 17:37

Posted by: broady (18316) 

See above for the wording when Admin remove a post.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 18:10

Posted by: Domin0 (346)

Whups, I read what you wrote, and I agree with Broady.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 18:39

Posted by: riocaroni (342)

I did remove my own post. I started to post about whups disgraceful comment and then thought oops I can't be arsed.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 19:37

Posted by: whups (8821) 

wot was disgraceful about it ? .the only thing disgraceful is broady,s attempt to get me barred off with his lies . i repeat , i never said anything about wanting someone to die ? .

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 19:57
Last edited by whups: 31st May 2022 at 20:00:27

Posted by: broady (18316) 

I have forgiven you. Neither do I want to get you banned. I don’t give a monkey’s what you post. I just find your obsession with the 70’s/ 80’s tedious. Just to keep you in touch my Grandad worked over fifty years in the mines and I remember seeing a certificate my Dad had from the NCB thanking him for 34 years loyal service.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 20:05

Posted by: whups (8821) 

there is nowhere on that post were it says i want anyone dead. you never worked down there did you . 55+ yrs came from our house.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 23:47

Posted by: broady (18316) 

No I didn’t. Sorry about that. It seems anyone who didn’t isn’t acceptable to you. You know when you turn your gas fire on that has been shipped from a field far away. I did work on laying those mega sized pipes. When oil runs into Stanlow to make petrol I worked on the pipelines that transport that oil. But no, I never went down the pit.

Replied: 31st May 2022 at 23:53

Posted by: whups (8821) 

not got a gas fire . you seemed to have it easy standing upright & not crouching down . anyone would think you layed those pipes with your bare hands instead of some mega sized crane . not much handballing there is it .

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 01:15

Posted by: frecky (431)

Whups, do you still get the concessionary coal....?

Replied: 1st Jun 2022 at 15:40


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