Four time St Leger winning jockey Pat Eddery dies

Jockey Pat Eddery.
Jockey Pat Eddery.

Legendary jockey Pat Eddery - a four time winner of Doncaster’s St Leger - has died at the age of 63.

The Irishman was champion Flat jockey 11 times and a winner of 14 British classics and will be remembered as one of the greats of the racing world.

He began his career back in 1967 and rode 4,633 winners in British flat races, a figure exceeded only by Sir Gordon Richards.

His Leger victories at Town Moor were aboard Moon Madness in 1986, Toulon in 1991, Moonax in 1994 and Silver Patriarch in 1997.

He retired in 2003 and went in training alongside brother Paul with success.

Eddery leaves behind three children, two daughters and a son.