Edward Lynam

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Edward Lynam first took out a licence to train in February 1984, having learning how to train racehorses under the watchful eye of Jim Bolger.  The Lynam training yard is based in Co. Meath.

The first major success of his training career came when Tantum Ergo landed the Group 3 C L Weld Park Stakes at the now defunct Pheonix Park racecourse in Dublin in October 1988.

After several solid seasons in Ireland, Lynam gained international recognition with his talented performer Duff, who scored in the Group 2 Park Stakes at Doncaster in September 2008, and went on to represent his trainer in the Hong Kong Mile in Sha Tin the following year.

Owned by the Power family, Sole Power provided his trainer with his first Group 1 win at York in August 2010 when he triumphed in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at odds of 100/1. The sprinter confirmed that success was no fluke with victory the betfred.com Temple Stakes at Haydock in May 2011, the first sprint race in the inaugural QIPCO British Champions Series.

He finished second to Bated Breath in the same race a year later and subsequently ran third to Little Bridge in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, making up for that in no uncertain fashion in 2013 when getting up close home to win King’s Stand thanks to a storming late run inside the final furlong.  Sole Power went on be third in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes whilst his improving stable companion, Slade Power, was third in the Darley July Cup and runner-up in the Betfred Sprint Cup before winning the QIPCO British Champions Sprint at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day.

In 2014 he saddled Sole Power to win consecutive King’s Stand Stakes, something which has not happened since the 1930’s, and then was represented by Slade Power in the Diamond Jubilee who stormed to victory, enabling him to pull off a remarkable Group 1 sprint double. He also won the Queen Mary with two-year-old Anthem Alexander. In August of that year, Sole Power contested the Nunthorpe Stakes for the fourth time in five years and started the 11/4 favourite. A very tactical ride by Richard Hughes saw Sole Power cross the line in first place by 1/2 length. Sole Power has now won four Group One sprints, all at five furlongs, while this was his second Nunthorpe following a 100-1 success four years ago.

In the Darley July Cup, Slade Power prevailed again, stamping himself as the best sprinter in Europe and maybe the world.

Eddie has been a constant supporter of TRM products:

” To train horses at the highest level requires every part of the team to perform. TRM provides consistently high quality feed supplements to complete my nutritional programme.”

Major Wins

2011 

betfred.com Temple Stakes, Haydock Park – Sole Power

2013 

King’s Stand Stakes, Royal Ascot – Sole Power

QIPCO British Champions Sprint, Ascot – Slade Power

2014 

King’s Stand Stakes, Royal Ascot – Sole Power

Diamond Jubilee Stakes, Royal Ascot – Slade Power

Darley July Cup, Newmarket – Slade Power

Palace House Stakes – Sole Power

Nunthorpe Stakes – Sole Power

Info via the British Championship Series

Watch a two part interview with Eddie: Part One Part Two