Tracy Piggott split her fiancee/husband Stephan Mahon in 2008 after they postponed their planned wedding. It occurred after he was accused of cruelly treating a racehorse.
Tracy Piggott is a British-born former rider and broadcaster best known for her work on Irish public broadcaster RTÉ commentating on horse racing.
Piggott is the daughter of legendary jockey Lester Piggott and Susan Armstrong. She comes from an English family that has been active in horse racing since the eighteenth century.
Why Did Tracy Piggott Split With Husband Stephen Mahon?
Tracy Piggot split with her husband Stephan Mahon after postponing their planned wedding in 2008. She stated that she just does not have the time to re-enter the social scene due to her hectic job schedule and parental duties.
Despite their breakup, they indicated that they intend to stay friends while raising their young daughter. She stated that she had “a difficult year n 2007.”
It was the year Sarah and Stephen called off their wedding, as well as the year Stephen was convicted of neglecting a thoroughbred horse.
“It was one of those things,” Tracy recalled, trying to be philosophical about a difficult situation. Tracy just enjoyed a brief, well-deserved vacation with friends in the midst of a hectic schedule.
However, their relationship deteriorated after Stephan spread rumors about her affair with rape monster Larry Murphy.
Devastated to hear of the passing of Our Duke. One of the best I've ever ridden, his performance in last years BoyleSports Irish Grand National will live long in my memory. Especially devastating for the Cooper family and his regular work rider @TracyPiggott #whatahorse #legend. pic.twitter.com/UOlnzpNEje
— Robbie "Puppy" Power (@Robbie_Power_) April 19, 2018
Tracy made news in 2010 when it was revealed that she had got a High Court injunction against her former boyfriend Mahon to prevent him from spreading damaging tales about her and sicko Murphy.
She explained how the comments brought her world crumbling down.
“I was physically terrified, and I was anxious about who was looking at this and what they were thinking,” she explained. You are truly confined and you feel raped.”
The racing pundit said that Murphy worked as a carpenter at her opulent house near Kilcullen, Co Kildare, before committing the act that shocked the nation.
Murphy, of Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, was imprisoned in February 2000 for raping and attempting to suffocate a 28-year-old Carlow businesswoman.
Piggott faced baseless rumors that she had an affair with the beast in the days following his release from prison in 2010.
Tracy, who was then in her fifties, admitted she will never forget the sensation of being sexually linked with perpetrator Murphy, 51. Tracy responded by alleging that her ex-lover, who had been suspended by the Turf Club for ill-treating a racehorse, was actively attempting to damage her image for more than a year.
The outlandish notion was propagated out of “malice,” according to a sworn affidavit in the High Court injunction bid.
Lester Piggott Daughter: Tracy Piggot Status Today
Tracy Piggot, along with her daughter Thea, inaugurated a new statue of her legendary father, Legendary Jockey Lester Piggott, on May 21, 2022, at the Curragh Racecourse.
She is a member of the Irish Sports Council and has worked with a number of charities, including the John Durcan Leukaemia Trust, the National Council for the Blind, and Playing for Life.
Piggott has also appeared on several television shows, including the documentary The Young Prince of Ballydoyle, the sports quiz At the End of the Day, and the retrospective The Sporting Year.
She participated in The Restaurant in 2008, and in 2013, she was a participant in Celebrity MasterChef Ireland, where she was the third candidate to be eliminated.
The family is extremely devastated to bear the loss of the legendary Jockey, and racer, Lester Piggott.
It’s a terrible, sad day. Daddy, I shall miss you so terribly, she posted on Instagram beside a photo of her father.
Where Is Tracy Piggott Now?
Tracy Piggot is currently mourning the death of her father, Lester Piggott with her daughter Thea. The nine-time Derby winner, who had a 46-year career and 4,493 victories, died a week after being admitted to a Swiss hospital.
“Unfortunately, we can say that Lester died calmly this morning in Switzerland,” said Piggot’s son-in-law, Derby-winning trainer William Haggas.
“I don’t want to say anything further at this time, but [my wife] Maureen will say something later.”
Piggott won the Derby at the age of 18 aboard Never Say Die and was champion jockey 11 times between 1960 and 1982. Nijinsky and Piggott, who both won the 2000 Guineas, went on to win St. Leger, completing the Triple Crown.
Piggott, who was renowned for his reclusive nature, won his 30th and last Classic on Rodrigo De Triano in the 1992 2,000 Guineas before retiring in 1995.