The late Pat Eddery inducted into British Champions Series Hall of Fame E! News UK

Pat Eddery is the second jockey to be inducted into the Qipco British Champions Series Hall of Fame.

The legendary rider, who joins Lester Piggott, was champion jockey 11 times between 1974 and 1996 and is the second most successful rider in Britain with a total of 4,633 winners.

He won the Derby with Grundy, Golden Fleece and Quest For Fame and added 11 more British classics to his track record. Eddery also played a starring role in the 1975 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, often described as the race of the century, riding Grundy to beat Bustino.

Outside of Great Britain, he led the great Dancing Brave to victory in the Arc in 1986 while teaming up with Breeders’ Cup winner Turf Pebbles and Jupiter Island to victory in the Japan Cup.

Eddery passed away in November 2015 and his family will receive a medal to commemorate his inclusion in the Hall of Fame. The medal will also be on display at Ascot on Champions Day at an exhibit on October 16.

His daughter, rider Natasha Eddery-Dunsdon, said: “He was and always will be one of the greatest of all time. When I think of what he was as a jockey, I think of his quiet focus, his focus, his determination to win. This is what sets him apart, his desire to win and beat his comrades.

“Entering the Hall of Fame would have made him so proud. I only wish he was still here to experience this special moment. It is one that my family and I will cherish.

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