Racing heroes captured on camera

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Legends from both codes of racing feature in the winning picture for this year’s Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) Amateur Photographic Calendar Competition.

The picture, which was taken by Jean Ashdown-Coates, shows former Flat champion jockey Lester Piggott feeding former Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Desert Orchid.

Among those sitting on the judging panel for this year’s competition was 17-time champion National Hunt jockey Tony McCoy and Channel Four racing presenter Emma Spencer.

The calendar , titled Photo Finish, costs £12 in wall format and £7 in postcard format.

It can be purchased from