LEGENDARY jockey Lester Piggott is recovering in hospital after docs fitted him with a pacemaker.
The 83-year-old, one of the all-time greats in horse racing, was admitted to hospital in Cambridge earlier this month with a heart complaint.
His daughter Maureen Haggas, wife of top trainer William, confirmed on that a pacemaker had been fitted to help regulate her father’s heartbeat.
He is still being monitored but could be discharged as early as this weekend.
Haggas said: “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.”
Piggott also had a spell in intensive care in 2007 in a Swiss hospital with a heart complaint.
During an amazing riding career, he won the Derby nine times and has ridden some of racing’s greatest names, including Triple Crown hero Nijinsky.