Lester Award

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A Lester Award is one of a range of awards given to jockeys at an annual ceremony in Great Britain. The awards are named in honour of Lester Piggott, an eleven-time British flat racing Champion Jockey who won thirty British Classic Races from 1954 to 1992. The awards were inaugurated in 1990, and they recognise the achievements of jockeys from both flat and jump racing during the previous year.

The ceremony to present the 2012 awards took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, Birmingham, on 28 March 2013. The event was sponsored by Stobart.[1] The awards ceremony had traditionally been held the night before Good Friday, a day with no racing in Great Britain, but the start of Good Friday racing in 2014 led to the event being moved to a December date, with the 2014 ceremony honouring jockeys for their achievements in 2013 and 2014.[2]

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Jump Ride of the Year[edit]


  1. ^ "The Stobart Lesters 2013". thepja.co.uk. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stobart Lesters to be held at Christmas 2014". thepja.co.uk. Retrieved 1 May 2014.