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THE CHAMP FROM NEWBRIDGE

Leinster Leader 30 November 1974

The Champ from Newbridge

Jockey’s merited flat title

CONGRATULATIONS to Newbridge-born jockey Pat Eddery on his outstanding achievement in winning the English flat racing jockeys championship of the year for 1974.
Pat, son of former leading Irish rider Jimmy Eddery, learned at rudiments of the profession at Seamus McGraths stable at Glencairn, Dublin, before moving to a leading English stable. A clever, forceful rider, a very bright future is forecast for him and his winning the coveted title at such an early age augurs exceedingly well.
But it was fully in the nature of things that Pat should be a champion jockey. Apart from the fact his father was such a well known and accomplished rider, he has a very close connection with race-riding on the maternal side of his family. His  grandfather, the late Jack Moylan, had a distinguished  career in the saddle in this country and rode numerous winners, particularly for the Feathrstone stable to which he was attached for many years. He rode the Irish Derby winners Piccadilly and Slide On as well as classic winners Avoca and Lancer and also steered home the winners of many other important events.
And his son Bobbie (Pat’s uncle) rode with success in this country for the Ainsworth, Sleator and other stables official jockeys valet until forced to retire  for health reasons some years ago. 

An article from the Leinster Leader of 30 November 1974 congratulating Pat Eddery on winning the English flat jockeys championship


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