British Jockey Eddery Honored

Jockey Pat Eddery was presented with the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Charitable Trust Award for a Lifetime's contribution to the sport of Horseracing during a luncheon in London, England on Wednesday.

Eddery received the award, which is a bronze replica of Sir Peter's binoculars, from Sir Michael Oswald, representing Her Majesty The Queen. Oswald received the award in 2002.

Other previous winners have been, Vincent O'Brien (2001), Lester Piggott (2000), Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1999), Major Dick Hern (1998) and The Marquess of Hartington who received the inaugural Award in 1997.

Sponsors of the Award Lunch were Allied Irish Bank, Pertemps Group, Champagne Lanson, Cantor Sport, Jefferson Smurfit, Laing and Cruickshank, Blue Chip and The Marquesa de Moratalla.

The Trust had distributed over £540,000 to the six animal and racing welfare charities supported by the organization previous to the luncheon, which included an auction of 12 paintings featuring Eddery. The art, which will also benefit the Trust's charities, was donated by some of the world's leading equine artists,