Patrick James John Eddery, universally known as Pat, was born in Newbridge, County Kildare on 18th March 1952 son of jockey Jimmy Eddery and of Josephine Eddery (nee Moylan) who was the daughter of the Irish Classic winning jockey Jack Moylan. After leaving school he became an apprentice at the stables of Irish Classic winning trainer Seamus McGrath in 1967 and later moved to England to Frenchie Nicholson. He won his first race at Epsom on 24th April 1969 aboard Alvaro and, in a career spanning 33 years, he rode 4632 winners and became Champion Jockey eleven times. In total he won 14 English Classics including 3 Epsom Derby victories, firstly in 1975 on Grundy (SR 2123), then in 1982 on Golden Fleece (SR 2065) and finally in 1990 on Quest for Fame (SR 1966). He was also successful 3 times in the Epsom Oaks, 1974 Polygamy (SR 1847), 1979 Scintillate (SR 1797) and 1996 Lady Carla (SR 1894). He was almost as successful in his native Ireland, winning 11 Classics, including Irish Derby wins in 1975 Grundy (SR 2123), 1984 El Gran Senor (SR 2110), 1985 Law Society (SR 2002) and 1993 on Commander In Chief (SR 1987). Although he later trained when he retired from the saddle, he did not reach the dizzy heights he had done as a jockey and died on 10th November 2015 aged 63.