Pat Eddery was an 11-time champion jockey, the winner of 14 British classics, including three Derbys, and also won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe four times. His most memorable performance was in 1986 when he made up ground from what appeared to be an impossible position aboard Dancing Brave. It remains one of the most thrilling finishes in Flat racing history.

A Racing Post poll later ranked Dancing Brave’s stunning final surge at the Arc – together with another of Eddery’s finest moments, the King George on Grundy – as one of the greatest Flat races of all time.

Mr Eddery was known for his bravura finishes and “bump-bump” riding style and nicknamed “the Iceman” for his unflappable cool and “Polyfilla” for his desire to fill any gap in the field.

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