Feargal Lynch

Birth Date: March 09, 1978
Birth Place: Derry, Northern Ireland

STATISTICS: STARTS 1st 2nd 3rd MONEY
2017 748 135 122 93 $5,324,833
CAREER 2,386 363 335 312 $11,878,894
2017 SEASON: Maryland’s third-leading rider with 108 wins … won his first local riding title at Pimlico’s spring Preakness meet, sharing top honors with Horacio Karamanos and Kevin Gomez with seven wins, also ranking fifth with more than $307,284 in purses … his 40 wins and $1.4 million in purse earnings was good for fourth at Laurel’s winter-spring meet … ranked sixth in wins (22) and purses ($726,194) at the summer stand … won three stakes on Sept. 30 including the Commonwealth Derby (G3) with Just Howard and Commonwealth Oaks (G3) with Rymska … also registered three stakes wins April 22 on Twisted Tom (Federico Tesio), Lights of Media (Weber City Miss) and Ascend (Henry S. Clark) … other stakes wins came in the Private Terms (Twisted Tom), Laurel Turf Cup (Canessar), Brookmeade (Queen Caroline), Safely Kept (Berned) and Gin Talking (Strategic Dreams).
 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Ranked fifth with 96 wins in 2016 in his first full season in Maryland...rode promising juvenile Irish War Cry to a perfect 2-0 record including a victory in the Marylander Stakes…other stakes winners were Moon River (Punch Line) and Eyeplayeveryday (Find)…finished fourth in wins (25) and fifth in  purses ($617,445) at Preakness Meet at Pimlico, his first full meet in Maryland…Second in wins (20) and purses ($586,166) at Laurel summer and third in wins and purses (37, $1.24 million) at Laurel fall…won 2015 Woodbine Mile (G1) aboard English shipper Mondaliste...first came to the U.S. full-time in 2009 to ride for his brother, then based at Parx Racing…won 103 races and $2.5 million in purses before returning to England, where he was a former champion apprentice…has also ridden in Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and Dubai…
 
PERSONAL: birth name, Fergal, was misspelled on his passport when he returned to the U.S. in 2015…brother of Laurel Park-based trainer Cathal Lynch…agent is Scott Silver.