Leicester Betting Odds
Racing, Betting, Scandal
Leicester stages both Flat and National Hunt racing, but both of its most famous moments in racing history came on the level.
Firstly came the Flockton Grey scandal in 1982, when a ringer was used to win a maiden at Leicester in March of that year.
Flockton Grey was supposed to be making his debut, but another horse, Good Hand, ran in his name and won by 20 lengths. Suspicion was immediate and a police investigation quickly followed. Owner Ken Richardson was charged with conspiracy to defraud.
Eight years later Leicester was the scene of the ‘Second Coming’ of Lester Piggott, the 11-time Champion Jockey who won the Derby nine times.
Having retired as a jockey in 1985, Piggott was jailed for three years in 1987 after being convicted of tax fraud. Yet on October 15 1990 he resumed his career as a rider at Leicester, where he finished second on his first ride back before failing to win on his other two.
He won the next day at Chepstow, though, and then 12 days later sealed his comeback with a sensational win aboard Royal Academy in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Belmont Park.
Study the Form, Runners & Riders for 32 Meetings
Leicester is oval-shaped and stretches almost two miles. It hosts 32 race meetings throughout the year and you can find all the racing information, race cards and betting information here first.