David Egan’s Japan trip

DAVID Egan makes his debut in Japan this weekend as part of the World All-Star Jockeys series, with a view to returning on a more regular basis. The 22-year-old said: “Obviously I will miss about five or six days of racing in Britain, but I thought the opportunity was too big to miss. I have four rides in the series and then I have an agent who will pick up a few outside rides for me. Maybe sometime in the future I might want to go there on a winter stint, as jockeys here have done in the past.”

Tickets needed for Lester’s service

FRIENDS of the late Lester Piggott are being reminded that they need to apply in advance for a ticket to attend the service to celebrate the life of the great jockey at St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, Chelsea, London SW3 6NH on Thursday, October 27th at 3pm. Admission will be by ticket only, as it is likely that more people will want to attend than the family’s chosen church can accommodate.

To apply for a ticket, email without dealy LesterPiggott@addeddimension.co.uk and include your postal address and a contact telephone number.

The latest date for applications will be Wednesday, September 14th.

You can also apply in writing to Lester Piggott’s Service of Thanksgiving, Added Dimension Events, 19 Redburn Street, London SW3 4DA, England. Tickets will be circulated in the second week of October.

Glory Daze sold

Down Under

SMART three-year-old Glory Daze has been sold out of trainer Andy Oliver’s yard to continue his career in Australia. The Cotai Glory colt won a maiden at the Curragh in April before coming home second behind Stone Age in the Leopardstown Derby Trial the following month. He finished 14th of 17 in the Derby at Epsom, and was fifth in the Irish equivalent.