‘He had an aura’ – Lester Piggott remembered with mural at Lambourn pub | Horse Racing News

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Lester Piggott: Legendary Jockey Features on the Wall of Wheellight Arms in Lambourn

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James Burn, Correspondent Ramborn

Born in Wantezi, not far from Lambourn, the late Lester Piggott was recognized as one of the village’s pubs and asked for a mural of a legendary jockey on the outer wall.

Piggott, who died on Sunday at the age of 86, later became synonymous with Newmarket, but since 1945 when his family moved to the area, Ramborn could be called his hometown.

From the former Barry Hills base, South Banks Tables, Piggott’s father Keith sent Ayala to win the 1963 Grand National. This is a victory that helped him become the champion trainer for the campaign.

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Artist Ed Russell's masterpiece is taking shape

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Rod Millman owner David Klein took over Wheelwright Arms in December and undertook a major refurbishment. This includes a monument suitable for a record-breaking rider whose nine Derby winners are 11-time champions that have never been matched. ..

Klein said: “We did wall art in the pub and always intended to do it on the outer wall. There were some fun ideas and it was suggested to do something in Leicester after the sad news of his death. ..

“We’re a racing pub, so that seemed like the right thing to do.”

Klein, who has lived in Ramborn for 18 years, first set foot on ownership of the late John Hills in 2002, but his interest in sports has been around for a long time.

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Ed Russell applies some of the finishing touches to the mural

Ed Russell applies some of the finishing touches to the mural

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Reading fanatics, engrossed in 28-1 seconds of Millman-trained Wool Hampton in Newbury on Tuesday, added:

“It was one of his previous memories and I helped the horse. That’s why I remember. I think he made everything or was pretty noticeable, but it’s a peach on a vehicle. And it remained in my heart.

“Lester was great. He had something. Like me at the time, he had an aura, whether you were a jockey, a trainer, an owner, or a panther.

Klein, who runs a sign company, welcomed Swindon-based artist Ed Russell. Ed Russell is a longtime friend of Wheelwright’s landlord David Geddes, who worked on his masterpiece most of Wednesday.

“The design is great and it’s great because Ed works from a photo of his cell phone,” he added. “He has his cell phone and basically sketches from it-the guy is a genius.”

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