BeforeTheOff.com uses cookies.
By continuing to use this website you imply consent to cookies being used.
For more information see our Privacy Policy

Already A Member? Login Now!




Forgot Username/Password?

Remember Me

JOIN NOW FOR FREEGet FREE BTO Plus+ Cards daily
& subscribe for full BTO+ access.

Create A New Account

WHAT IS BTO Plus+?Get a crash course in why BTO Plus+ should
be your new go-to for the best racing data

Learn About BTO Plus+
TM
  • Detailed trainer stats with profit pointers
  • Vital speed figures from latest runs
  • BTO+ ratings from thousands of variables
  • Thousands of races analysed for positive trends
  • Crucial course pace bias statistics
  • Unique pace maps for every race
  • Essential 1-2-3 shortlist for best value betting
With BTO Plus+

Pat Eddery - Five of the bestPosted on Tuesday 10th November 2015 @ 15.18

We take a look back at five of the best horses ridden by Pat Eddery during his illustrious career.

Join BTO Today!

Create your FREE BTO account to get 1 FREE BTO Plus+ Racecards every day, as well access to BTO Plus+ subscriptions, bonus discounts and more!

LOGIN or Create an Account

In a career which produced over 4,600 winners in Britain and 14 British Classic victories, it's fair to say Pat Eddery rode a few good horses during his 30 years in the saddle.

Compiling a shortlist of five from the top-class horses he rode in Britain, Ireland and around the globe, therefore, was a difficult task, with the likes of El Gran Senor, Rainbow Quest and Warning among those missing out.

But, following Eddery's death at the age of 63, we've come up with five of the best horses he partnered to big-race victories.

BOSRA SHAM

Eddery partnered the late Sir Henry Cecil filly to success in the Fillies' Mile on just her second start at Ascot in 1995. The following season, she won the Fred Darling before going on to a comprehensive success in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. Bosra Sham didn't run again until September when she was second to Mark Of Esteem in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on the day of Frankie Dettori's 'Magnificent Seven'. She again proved she could compete with the colts when beating the Dettori-ridden Halling in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket. Kieren Fallon took over for the start of Bosra Sham's four-year-old career, but Eddery was on board for her final start when she finished last of four behind Singspiel in the Juddmonte International at York.

DANCING BRAVE

Eddery initially got the leg-up on Dancing Brave when regular jockey Greville Starkey was injured for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July 1986. Though Eddery possibly hit the front too soon, Dancing Brave proved strong enough to beat Shardari by three-quarters of a length, with the colt's Derby conqueror Shahrastani back in fourth. Arguably Eddery's most famous performance in the saddle came in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe when he held Dancing Brave up towards the rear before producing Guy Harwood's horse with a withering run down the centre of the track to win the race in a record time. Dancing Brave then finished fourth to Manila in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita.

GRUNDY

The Peter Walwyn-trained colt provided Eddery with his first Epsom Derby winner in 1975. The previous season, he had been rated by Timeform as the leading juvenile in Europe after winning the Dewhurst. After finishing second in both the Greenham and 2000 Guineas, Eddery partnered Grundy to victory in the Irish 2000 Guineas, the Derby and the Irish Derby before the classic meeting with Bustino in the King George at Ascot. In a phenomenal ding-dong battle in the home straight, Grundy showed class and guts to prevail in a record time which stood for 25 years in a race which will forever be remembered as one of the greatest in history.

PEBBLES

Eddery had ridden for Clive Brittain during his apprentice days and was on board the trainer's filly for her two finest moments. Pebbles had finished second in the 1984 Champion Stakes and, 12 months later, faced up to Palace Music again, while the field also contained Slip Anchor and Commanche Run. Held up by Eddery, Pebbles produced a stunning turn of foot and was not hard pressed to win. A few weeks later, she travelled to Aqueduct for the Breeders' Cup Turf and a first run over 12f. From a wide draw, she was again held up by Eddery before storming home to become the first British-trained horse to win a race at the Breeders' Cup.

ZAFONIC

A brilliant colt on his day, Zafonic won three Group 1 races as a juvenile, including when bolting up in the Dewhurst Stakes by four lengths. Though he was surprisingly beaten, albeit by a short head, by subsequent triple Group 1 winner Kingmambo on his reappearance as a three-year-old, Andre Fabre's colt still headed to the 2000 Guineas back at Newmarket as a short-priced favourite. There was never a moment's doubt as Zafonic showed an electric turn of foot to quicken away inside the final furlong to beat Barathea, who went on to win the Irish 2000 Guineas, by three-and-a-half lengths in a record time. Zafonic's only subsequent race came in the Sussex Stakes when he was only seventh to Bigstone at Glorious Goodwood after bursting a blood vessel.

Article Posted on Tuesday 10th November 2015 @ 15.18

Join BTO Today!

Create your FREE BTO account to get 1 FREE BTO Plus+ Racecards every day, as well access to BTO Plus+ subscriptions, bonus discounts and more!

LOGIN or Create an Account


Subscribe To BTO Plus+

More Show/Hide

EVERY BTO+ Race card EVERY day

Revolutionary race informationfor both casual and serious punters

LOGIN TO SUBSCRIBE

* Your subscription will automatically renew to avoid interruption of service. You can cancel at any time.

Latest Results

More

BeverleyRacing Again Next Tuesday Handicap

111Bob's Girl25/1
212John Caesar6/1
317Mi Laddo14/1
Winning TrainerM Mullineaux
Winning JockeyJ Quinn
Runners14 ran
Distances1/2 length, Neck
Tote Win£24.80
Pl£8.00, £2.00, £5.10
EX£241.80
Trifecta£2142.50
CSF£171.19
StatusWeighedIn

WindsorVisit Jamaica Summer Handicap

14Seductive Moment13/2
22Data Protection3/1
31Casement10/1
Winning TrainerM Johnston
Winning JockeyS De Sousa
Runners6 ran
Distances2 1/4 lengths, 2 lengths
Tote Win£6.70
Pl£2.70, £1.80
EX£40.70
Trifecta£122.80
CSF£27.33
StatusWeighedIn

BallinrobeTote Proud Sponsors Of Ballinrobe Racecourse Maiden

14Itsalonglongroad9/2
23Convara4/1
37World Premier20/1
Winning TrainerJ C McConnell
Winning JockeyR Coakley
Runners9 ran
Distances1/2 length, 9 lengths
Tote Win£8.70
Pl£2.10, £1.50, £3.00
EX£35.60
Trifecta£279.90
CSF£24.44
StatusWeighedIn

BeverleySky Bet Go-Racing-In-Yorkshire Summer Festival Handicap

13Red Seeker15/8 f
25Etikaal16/1
314Rosy Ryan9/1
Winning TrainerT D Easterby
Winning JockeyD Allan
Runners15 ran
DistancesHead, 2 3/4 lengths
Tote Win£2.50
Pl£1.30, £6.00, £3.40
EX£34.90
Trifecta£282.40
CSF£37.96
StatusWeighedIn

WindsorCool Running Maiden Stakes

15Dubai Future3/1
212Two Bids3/1
38Invictus Spirit7/1
Winning TrainerS bin Suroor
Winning JockeyOisin Murphy
Runners12 ran
Distances1/2 length, 2 1/2 lengths
Tote Win£2.80
Pl£1.50, £1.10, £1.60
EX£6.80
Trifecta£33.70
CSF£5.85
StatusWeighedIn

BallinrobeSign Up For A Tote Account Handicap

11Formula One11/2
213Greenpanda4/1
34Melburnian10/1
Winning TrainerMrs J Harrington
Winning JockeyS Foley
Runners13 ran
Distances3/4 length, 1 length
Tote Win£5.50
Pl£2.00, £2.50
EX£30.50
Trifecta£434.00
CSF£27.50
StatusWeighedIn

BeverleyRichard And Carol Hudson Handicap

17Luis Vaz De Torres10/1
23Helovaplan20/1
31Lamloom7/1
Winning TrainerR A Fahey
Winning JockeyS P Davis
Runners9 ran
DistancesNeck, 1/2 length
Tote Win£11.80
Pl£3.20, £6.60, £1.60
EX£160.90
Trifecta£2140.00
CSF£190.14
StatusWeighedIn

WindsorBritish EBF Fillies' Handicap

17Birdcage Walk3/1
23Gallic4/1
26Spanish Aria5/1
Winning TrainerH Palmer
Winning JockeyJames Doyle
Runners7 ran
Distances1 length, Dead Heat
Tote Win£2.50
Pl£1.80, £1.10, £1.20
EX£9.60
Trifecta£32.70
CSF£9.11
StatusWeighedIn

Starting Gate

More
musselburgh Like Racing TV On Facebook Handicap1m - £3105 - Good

1 Diviner7/2

2 Molly Mai9/2

3 Duhallow Noelie7/1

4 God Of Dreams14/1

5 Juniors Fantasy11/4

6 Temple of Wonder10/1

7 My Ukulele12/1

8 Darwina14/1

9 Sharrabang10/1

10 Zalmi Angel18/1

11 Show The World50/1

12 Arriba De Toda8/1

wolverhampton Jess Glynne Live At Ladies Day Nursery 5f 21y - £2782 - Standard

1 Blitzle7/2

2 Beignet10/3

3 Crime Of Passion18/1

4 Hollaback Girl16/1

5 Forced13/2

6 Queens Blade20/1

7 Prissy Missy2/1

8 Tiltilys Rock25/1

9 Two Hearts17/2

musselburgh Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Auction Stakes (Plus 10) 7f 33y - £4464 - Good

1 Magna Moralia12/1

2 Time Force12/1

3 Anniemation40/1

4 Breck's Selection9/4

5 Northern Hope11/8

6 Harswell Approach66/1

7 Typsy Toad18/1

8 Jack Ryan10/1

9 Bye Bye Euro7/2

wolverhampton Stay At The Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Novice Stakes 5f 21y - £3429 - Standard

1 Call Me Cheers20/1

2 Dorchester Dom10/1

3 Flowing Magic12/1

4 Hot Heels8/1

5 Last Date66/1

6 X Force4/7

7 Airbrush0/0

8 Dana Forever4/1

9 Elpheba20/1

10 La Chica Lobo66/1

11 Northern Grace66/1

musselburgh Follow racingtv On Twitter Handicap 7f 33y - £3752 - Good

1 Mujassam3/1

2 Gabrial The Tiger4/1

3 How Bizarre10/1

4 Intense Style16/1

5 Spirit Of Lund10/1

6 Northernpowerhouse5/1

7 Orobas16/1

8 Lucky Violet10/1

9 Gometra Ginty10/1

10 Donnelly's Rainbow6/1

wolverhampton Black Country Handicap 6f 20y - £3429 - Standard

1 Wild Edric1/1

2 Laubali18/1

3 Astrospeed11/2

4 Baby Steps13/2

5 Lucky Lodge16/1

6 Our Lord66/1

7 Swiss Pride7/1

8 Creek Harbour22/1

9 Poeta Brasileiro25/1

10 Painted Dream33/1

11 Take Fright4/1

12 Secret Potion22/1

musselburgh Join Racing TV Now Nursery 5f 1y - £6987 - Good

1 Bill Neigh7/2

2 Exclusively5/2

3 Dazzling Des7/2

4 Tom Tulliver3/1

5 Birkenhead12/1

6 Harswell20/1

7 Dandizette10/1

8 Il Maestro10/1

wolverhampton Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap 7f 36y - £2782 - Standard

1 Ghazan5/1

2 Weloof18/1

3 Deleyll15/2

4 Kodiline5/2

5 Shortbackandsides18/1

6 Sonnet Rose11/2

7 Grey Destiny16/1

8 Art Echo14/1

9 Majdool18/1

10 Fantastic Flyer8/1

11 Gavi Di Gavi8/1

12 Gunmaker11/1