Pat Eddery's Biography
Patrick James John Eddery was born on March 18, 1952 at Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland.
His father Jimmy Eddery was a champion jockey in Ireland.
Pat Eddery's first ride was on True Time at the Curragh on August 19, 1967
His first winner came a couple of years later on Alvaro at Epsom, April 24, 1969.His last ride was on Gamut at Doncaster on November 8, 2003.
Pat Eddery was Champion jockey 11 times. 1974-77, 1986, 1988-91, 1993, 1996.In 1990 he rode 209 winners in a season.
In total he was a winning jockey in Britain 4,632 times.
Highlights include winning the 1000 Guineas on Bosra Sham; the 2000 Guineas on Lomond, El Gran Senor, and Zafonic; the Derby on Grundy, Golden Fleece and Quest For Fame; the Oaks on Polygamy Scintillate and Lady Carla; and the St Leger on Moon Madness, Toulon, Moonax, and Silver Patriarch.
Eddery was awarded an OBE in 2005.
Pat Eddery died in November 2015, aged 63.
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