Eric Eldin, 89, Passes Away


Horses training in Newmarket | Emma Berry

Classic-winning jockey Eric Eldin passed away at 89 on Sunday, Racing Post reported. Apprenticed to Ryan Jarvis, Eldin rode his first winner, Penfair (GB) (Fair Trial {GB}), in 1950, and his greatest win as a reinsman was aboard Front Row (Ire) (Epaulette {GB}), in the Irish 1000 Guineas. The Yorkshireman was also in the saddle for Lucasland (GB) (Lucero {Ire})'s wins in the 1966 July Cup and Diadem S. Abroad, Eldin also rode Derby winners in India and the Netherlands. All told, Eldin celebrated about 1,200 winners before hanging up his boots in 1979 and later becoming a trainer in Newmarket. He trained from 1981-1991, before retiring.

Eldrin had two daughters, Michelle and Lorraine. The latter married jockey Allan Mackay and the couple have two sons who also became jockeys-Jamie and Nicky.

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