Sad news this morning, as Irish jockey Pat Eddery has died aged 63.
Born in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Eddery was an 11-time champion flat jockey in Britain and claimed four Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victories. By the time of his retirement from active competition in 2003, he had won more than 4,600 races.
He won 14 British Classics, including three Derbys aboard Grundy (1975), Golden Fleece (1982) and Quest For Fame (1990), making him one of the most successful jockeys of all time.
Mr. Eddery passed away peacefully following a short illness.