Lester Piggott died at age 86, as he retired as a jockey in the 1985 season and became a trainer.
His promising new career as a trainer was shattered when he was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to imprisonment for 366 days.
Lester was admitted to intensive care in a Swiss hospital on May 15, 2007, after a recurrence of a previous heart problem. He died on May 29, 2022, in a Swiss hospital, at the age of 86.
Who Is Maureen Haggas? Lester Piggott Daughter
Maureen Haggas is the daughter of legendary jockey Lester Piggott.
Maureen’s father, Lester Piggott, was a professional jockey from England. Lester is widely regarded as one of the greatest flat racing jockeys of all time, having won 4,493 races in his career, including nine Epsom Derby victories.
Lester was known for his competitive personality, keeping himself 30 lb (14 kg) under his natural weight and occasionally overusing the whip, such as on Roberto in the 1972 Derby.
Piggott considered Sir Ivor to be the easiest of his great winners to ride. He was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to three years in prison in 1987.
Maureen Haggas Age Revealed
Maureen Haggas’ actual age has not been disclosed officially. She was born to Lester Piggott (father) and Susan Armstrong (mother).
More detailed information about Maureen’s birthdate and birthplace is still yet to be revealed by Maureen herself.
Maureen is an ex-eventer by profession. The duration of Maureen’s career as an eventer is still unknown.
Who Is Maureen Haggas Husband?
William Haggas is the husband of Maureen Haggas. Maureen and William married in 1989. He is a racehorse trainer based in Newmarket, Suffolk, at the Somerville Lodge stables.
He began his career in his father’s textile factory but left after three months to move to Newmarket.
As of June 2013, William had trained two British Classic winners: Shaamit, who won the Derby in 1996, and Dancing Rain, who won the Oaks in 2011.
William finished joint seventh in the trainers’ table of the 2011 British Champions Series, owing largely to the exploits of Dancing Rain.
Chorist, Aqlaam, and King’s Apostle are among the other top-level horses he has trained. He has also won the German 2,000 Guineas, the Topkapi Trophy, and the Hong Kong Derby.