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Eddie Ahern

Eddie Ahern (born 6 December 1977) is an Irish professional jockey.[1]

In 1997 he became champion apprentice in Ireland.

As of 9 January 2009, Ahern has won 1084 races. In 2007 Ahern won the Hayes Golden Button Challenge.[2] In December 2007 Ahern was banned from racing for 3 months for a whip offence.[3] In a race on 16 October 2008, Ahern was still in the corporate hospitality box in the stadium when the riders were due in for weighing and consequently he missed the race, and a chance to win £1,500.[4]

Nickname

Ahern was very popular with users of the betting exchange Betfair. In recent years his popularity gained him the nickname "Betfair Eddie" This was a tribute to the unique riding style and specialised tactics he had developed. He was particularly adept at deploying his skills on {Synthetic racetrack surfaces for horse racing}

Ban

In May, 2013, Ahern received a ten-year ban from the British Horseracing Authority for race fixing between September 2010 and February 2011. He reportedly intends to appeal against both the Authority's findings and the ban's severity.[5]

References

External links

  • Eddie Ahern website
  • Eddie Ahern on racingpost.com


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