Lester Piggott Recovering Well After Having Pacemaker Fitted

One of the greatest racing jockeys of all time, Lester Piggott is seen to be recovering well in hospital after undergoing an operation to have a pacemaker fitted.

The 83 year old hall of fame is arguably one of the sports greatest all time figures and at the start of December was taken to hospital undergo tests and be kept under supervision by doctors who could monitor his condition.

His daughter, Maureen Haggas who is the wife of leading British flat trainer William Haggas, spoke out on Wednesday and revealed that a pacemaker had been fitted to help Piggott's Heart get back to normality and could be home and discharged from hospital as early as the weekend.

“He had a pacemaker fitted around 10 days ago, but he’s going OK.”

“He’s still in hospital at the moment. We’re hopeful he might be out by the weekend, but they’re not 100 per cent sure yet.

“He obviously wants to get out of there, but they won’t let him go unless they’re 100 per cent happy with him.”

This is the second time the 83 year old ex jockey has been admitted to hospital with a heart issue as back in 2007 he was put into intensive care in Switzerland.

Piggott won the Derby an astonishing nine times and rode just under 5,000 winners in his career, a true great of the sport.