Pat Eddery

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Eddery in India, 2000

Patrick James John "Pat" Eddery (18 March 1952 – 10 November 2015) was an Irish flat racing jockey and horse trainer. He was born in Newbridge, County Kildare.

He rode three winners of the Epsom Derby, and was Champion Jockey eleven times. He is co-holder of the record for most wins in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He rode the winners of 4,632 British flat races, a figure passed only by Sir Gordon Richards.[1]

Eddery died on 10 November 2015 from cirrhosis, aged 63.[2][3] He had long battled alcoholism.[4][5]

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  1. "Jockey Duffield retires aged 58". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 March 2005. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  2. "Racing great Pat Eddery dies at the age of 63". Racing Post. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. "Pat Eddery dies, aged 63". Sportinglife. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  4. "Pat Eddery's daughter reveals flat jockey's alcoholism troubles", dailymail.co.uk; accessed 11 November 2015.
  5. "Racing great Pat Eddery dies at the age of 63". Racing Post. Retrieved 10 November 2015.