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Lester Piggott dies aged 86: Willie Carson, Mick Kinane and Aidan O'Brien lead tributes to former champion jockey

Willie Carson, Mick Kinane and Frankie Dettori have led tributes to riding great Lester Piggott, who has died aged 86. Carson and Piggott held sway on the track in the 1970s and 80s when both jockeys were in their pomp and five-times champion Carson says Piggott - an 11-time champion and nine-time winner of the Derby - set the standard for everyone else to follow.
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It's the way he tells them: Willie Carson has the Queen in stitches at Ascot

It is, of course, protocol that the Queen's private conversations should remain just that, so we might never know what former jockey Willie Carson had said that tickled her so at Ascot on Saturday but it certainly made the monarch laugh uproariously. The Queen was at the meeting to present...
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