Derby-Winning Rider Edward Hide Dies At 86

Edward Hide and Morston | Racingfotos.com

Edward Hide, who won the Derby aboard Morston (Fr) (Ragusa {GB}) for Arthur Budgett in 1973, has passed away at the age of 86.

Trainer Mick Easterby paid tribute to the three-time champion apprentice who was a regular rider for the stable and said, “It is with great sadness today that I heard of the passing of my great buddy Eddie Hide.

“Eddie Hide was quite simply one of the best Flat jockeys I have seen. In my career I have been fortunate to put up two of the finest jockeys. Sadly, 2023 has seen the passing of both Eddie and my former stable jockey Terry Lucas.

“In the 1970s I'd put Eddie up whenever I had a runner in any of the big races and he never let me down once. Eddie had it all. He was an intelligent man and he knew the formbook inside out.

“You could get rich quite quickly backing Eddie on my horses, because he only rode them when he knew they were going to win. I owe a great deal to Eddie Hide. He rode the biggest winners of my career and he helped put the stable on the map in the 1970s.”

Hide, who won the G1 1000 Guineas for Easterby on Mrs McArdy (GB) (Tribal Chief {GB}) in 1977, also was the regular rider of 1976 top sprinter Lochnager (GB) (Dumbarnie {GB}). The jockey also was awarded the 'Cock of the North' title 16 times.

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