Sunday 21 January 2018


Family: Married to Suzanne with two sons

From: Summerhill, Co Meath

Based: Middleton Park, Castletown Geoghegan, Co Westmeath

Horses in training: 10

First winner: Ring The Alarm, Thurles, February 17, 1994

Seasonal tallies since returning: 2, 2, 1 (to date)

Trivia: Lynch jokes that he was lucky enough to ride a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner during his time as a jockey -- the catch being that he rode it in the Aintree Grand National.

When Adrian Maguire got injured before the 1992 Liverpool race, the ride on the previous month's Gold Cup winner Cool Ground came up for grabs.

Toby Balding, the horse's trainer, turned to Lynch, whose only previous ride in the race was when he was unseated at the first fence 11 years previous. The partnership finished 10th.

Irish Independent

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