Frankel and Lester Piggott become first two inductees into new Hall of Fame with racing immortalising the sport’s modern greats
- Frankel and Lester Piggott have been inducted into racing’s new Hall of Fame
- Frankel is highest-rated racehorse in history having won all 14 of his races
- 11-time champion Piggott is widely seen as the greatest jockey of all time
Frankel and Lester Piggott are the first two inductees into racing’s new Hall of Fame which has been launched to immortalise modern greats of the sport.
Piggott, the 11-time champion jockey who won 30 Classics, is widely regarded as the greatest jockey of all time and Frankel is the highest-rated racehorse in history, having won all his 14 races.
Piggott, 85, who rode 4,493 winners in a 50-year career, said: ‘It is an honour to become the first jockey and the first person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and I am truly delighted to receive this special medal.’
Frankel, the highest-rated racehorse in history, has been inducted into the new Hall of Fame
Frankel was trained by the late Sir Henry Cecil. His widow Lady Jane said: ‘I’d say Henry would be very proud of Frankel being inducted into the Hall of Fame, as am I.
‘He’d say it was a fitting tribute because Frankel had such a brilliant racing career.’
The Hall of Fame celebrates 10 years of the Qipco British Champion Series, with the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket this weekend.
11-time champion jockey Lester Piggott has also been selected for inclusion in the Hall of Fame