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Silver Statue of Lester Piggott To Be Auctioned
A solid silver statue of the legendary Lester Piggott will be the headline auction lot at the annual Sir Peter O'Sullevan Trust awards lunch on November 21 at the Dorchester Hotel in London, reported racingpost.com. The lunch will feature the annual Sir Peter O'Sullevan Award, won last year by Aidan O'Brien. Past winners include John Gosden, AP McCoy, Sir Henry Cecil and sports writer Hugh Mcllvanney. Other items to be auctioned include the breeches worn by Sammy Jo Bell when she won the Leger Legends race at Doncaster in September, two tickets for the men's semi-finals on the second Friday at Wimbledon next July, five-night trip to Dubai taking in World Cup night in 2020, and hospitality for ten at Leopardstown for the Irish Gold Cup on February 2. Three other artworks will also be auctioned to raise funds for the Trust. Cash bids will be accepted on the day, while those interested in purchasing the Lester Piggott statue may also do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Email bidding will close at 5pm on November 19.