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Saturday 3 December 2016

eddie's highs and lows...

Published 21/08/2010 | 05:00

1997 -- Crowned champion apprentice in Ireland.

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1998 -- Rides a first Royal Ascot winner on San Sebastian.

1999 -- Records sole Group One success in the Moyglare Stakes on Preseli in September, 24 hours before receiving a three-week ban for striking Danny Grant at Galway. Appointed No 2 rider at Dermot Weld's yard.

2002 -- Begins lucrative two-year stint with Gerard Butler. Apart from big wins on Nayyir and Beauchamp Pilot, makes the headlines for throwing his whip at a photographer, and receives a 14-day ban for riding an early finish at Lingfield.

2003 -- Completes the first of four consecutive centuries. Also gets four days for kicking a reluctant filly in the belly while dismounted.

2004 -- Begins an unsatisfactory two-year association with Jeremy Noseda. Striking Declan McDonogh with his helmet at the Curragh nets him another 21 days off.

2007 -- Becomes the first jockey to be censured for bringing racing into disrepute after being found guilty of blatantly flouting the whip rules in a bid to get a totting-up ban out of the way in the quiet season. Handed a three-month suspension.

2009 -- Partners Father Time to victory for Henry Cecil at Royal Ascot.

2010 -- Arrested in April after a domestic incident with a girlfriend involving a broken air rifle. No charges were brought against him.

Wins the Musidora Stakes on Aviate for Cecil, the Northumberland Plate on Overturn for Donald McCain, the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot and York's Gimcrack on William Haggas' Approve.

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