The Lesters

The Lesters

Named after the iconic jockey Lester Piggott, the Lesters are renowned in the racing industry as the annual Awards voted for by jockeys for jockeys and as such are hugely coveted. Traditionally they have been presented at a glamorous Awards ceremony but unfortunately due to a lack of a title sponsor for 2019, the event was unable to take place and last year’s winners were presented with their awards on a special ‘Lesters 2019’ programme on Saturday 21 December on Sky Racing.

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Winners of the Lesters 2019

  • Lady Jockey of the Year: Hollie Doyle
  • Apprentice Jockey of the Year: Cieren Fallon
  • Flat Ride of the Year: Paul Hanagan, Dutch Decoy, Hamilton, 30.08.19 (voted by Sky Racing viewers)
  • Flat Jockey Special Recognition: Pat Smullen
  • Conditional Jockey of the Year: Jonjo O’Neill Jnr
  • Jump Ride of the Year: Mattie Batchelor, Noble Glance, Fontwell, 22.08.19 (voted by Sky
  • Racing viewers)
  • Jump Jockey Special Recognition: Noel Fehily
  • Flat Jockey of the Year: Oisin Murphy
  • Jump Jockey of the Year: Richard Johnson

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