08/11/2005 11:00PM

Pat Eddery turns to training


Pat Eddery, the 11-time champion jockey in Britain who retired at the end of the 2003 season after 37 years in the saddle, will begin a new career as a trainer in England next year, the Racing Post reported Friday on its website.

Eddery, 54, plans to have 40 horses as a public trainer at his 107-acre Musk Hill Stud Farm near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, about 40 miles northwest of London, which is convenient to Ascot, Newbury, and Windsor racecourses.

Eddery has headed up the Pat Eddery Racing Club for two years. In addition to that group, he hopes to train for other owners for whom he rode more than 4,500 winners during an illustrious career. Eddery won nine European derbies, four Prix de l'Arc de Triomphes, the 1985 Breeders' Cup Turf on Pebbles, and the 1991 Breeders' Cup Sprint aboard Sheikh Albadou.