Eddie Ahern...1,084 wins to date
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Photo of Eddie taken by Nick Higgins (copyright) before the 1,000 Guineas in 2003.Born on Dec 6th, 1977, Eddie Ahern has come a long way in a short space of time....the signs of a star jockey.

It seems like Eddie has been around quite a while but that may be because he caught my attention as a potential star way back in 1997 when he was Champion Apprentice in Ireland.

The first time most international racegoers started noticing him was when he rode San Sebastian in the Prix du Cadran in France. Back then, Eddie would be the first to admit he was not the strongest of riders.....but a lot has changed since then.

Today, he can be safely classed as one of the strongest, astute and tactically aware jockeys riding in Europe. Eddie is a great rider and could one day become Champion jockey in the UK with the right horse power.

In 2000, Eddie rode abroad a lot and lifted the Grade 2 American Derby on Pine Dance at Arlington. He also rode a 4-timer twice in Norway when teaming up with top trainer, Wido Neuroth.

In the winter of 2000/2001, he ventured to Singapore for some valuable experience.

Originally attached to the Michael Grassick stable, he rode San Sebastian to 6 wins from 18 rides. Another Grassick win came in France on Lime Gardens in the Group 3 Prix de Minerve in August, 2001....Eddie's first win in France.

In March 2002, Eddie teamed up with upcoming trainer, Gerald Butler, in the UK and has ridden there ever since. The winners have also started to flood in and in 2003 he broke the magic "ton" with 108 winners.

In March, 2004, rumours abounded concerning a possible link up between Eddie and upcoming Newmarket trainer, Jeremy Noseda. Although not confirmed, there could be developments here.

In 2004/05 Eddie has been riding a lot on the UK All Weather circuit where he has attained a solid 2nd spot behind Neil Callan. He has also been jetting frequently to ride for Jeremy Noseda in Dubai and rode a great race on Jack Sullivan in early March'05.

Unlike most Flat jockeys but on a par with his Irish colleagues, Eddie is also mad keen on the National Hunt game and is often seen in his breeches riding hunters in the winter and jumping the biggest ditches!

Expect more from him in years to come.

Group & Big-Race Wins by Year

  • 1998---Ascot Stakes, San Sebastian, Handicap at Royal Ascot
  • 1999---Moyglare Stud Stakes, Preseli, Group 1
  • 2000---American Derby, Pine Dance, Grade 2
  • 2000---Stockholm Cup, Valley Chapel, Group 3
  • 2001---Prix Minerve, Lime Gardens, Group 3
  • 2002---Cambridgeshire, Beauchamp Pilot, Handicap
  • 2002---Weatherbys Super Sprint, Presto Vento, Conditions
  • 2002---Vodafone Diomed Stakes, Nayyir, Group 3
  • 2002---Lennox Stakes, Nayyir, Group 3
  • 2002---Challenge Stakes, Nayyir, Group 2
  • 2003---Lennox Stakes, Nayyir, Group 2
  • 2003---Rose of Lancaster Stakes, Sabre D'Argent, Group 3
  • 2003---Sandown Classic Trial, Shield, Group 3
  • 2004--Norfolk Stakes, Blue Dakota, Group 3
  • 2004--Wokingham Stakes, Lafi, Handicap
  • 2005--Watership Down Stud Sales Race, Expensive.
  • 2005--Stagelight, UAE 2,000 Guineas, Group 3.
  • 2006--Strategic Prince, July Stakes, Group 2.
  • 2006--Strategic Prince, Vintage Stakes, Group 2
  • 2007--Strike The Deal, Richmond Stakes, Group 2
  • 2007--Boston Lodge, Lahan Burj Nah, Group 3.

    Year by Year Total---UK, IRE & Dubai

  • 1994--Did not ride in UK / IRE--1 wins from 36 rides
  • 1995--Did not ride in UK / IRE--15 wins from 204 rides
  • 1996--0 wins from 1 ride / IRE--21 wins from 237 rides
  • 1997--Did not ride in UK / IRE--36 wins from 290 rides
  • 1998--1 win from 1 rides / IRE--30 wins from 339 rides
  • 1999--1 win from 5 rides / IRE--31 wins from 348 rides
  • 2000--2 wins from 26 rdies / IRE--46 wins from 402 rides
  • 2001--3 wins from 11 rides / IRE--36 wins from 443 rides
  • 2002--84 wins from 724 rides / IRE--0 wins from 16 rides
  • 2003--108 wins from 851 rides / IRE--1 win from 20 rides
  • 2004--111 wins from 1,016 rides / IRE--1 win from 12 rides
  • 2005--120 wins from 1,121 rides / IRE--0 win from 4 rides
  • 2006--140 wins from 1,155 rides / IRE-0 win from 4 rides
  • 2007---89 wins from 955 rides / IRE-1 win from 19 rides
  • 2008--40 wins from 320 rides / IRE--0 win from 4 rides. Dubai-52 wins (Total wins..1,084 wins)

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