On hearing the sad news of the death of Pat Eddery, Nick Rust, the BHA’s Chief Executive, said:
“It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Pat Eddery. He is one of the great horsemen of our time. His ability, achievements and personality meant that he is one of that rare breed of jockeys who transcends our sport and becomes a household name, and he will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by many.
“After his riding career ended, Pat remained in the Racing Industry and held a licence to train for the last 10 years. In 2012 he acted as a judge in the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, freely and generously giving up his time to give something back to the industry which gave him so much.
“We will be forever grateful for what he did for our sport.”