Brian Lynch

Brian, whose family was involved in horse racing in his native Australia, grew up across the street from a race track, where he launched his training career. He left Australia for North America in 1986 to ride bulls on the professional rodeo circuit. Brian said while he never made a lot of money on the rodeo circuit he had a good time.

Brian returned to the race track, working for Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel in Southern California while Frankel conditioned such horses as 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper. In 2005, Brian left California for Woodbine to handle a division of horses that Frankel trained for Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs. He began training on his own at Woodbine in 2006 and won Canada’s most famous race, the Queen’s Plate, in 2015 with Stronach’s Shaman Ghost.

Today Brian has some 60 horses in training with divisions at Woodbine and Belmont. In the winter, he races in Florida, where he is based at Palm Meadows Training Center. In a nod to his Australian roots, Brian’s saddle towels feature a kangaroo.


Won the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf with Oscar Performance.

North American career earnings exceed $34 million with 558 wins through Sept. 17, 2017.

2016 earnings were $3,785,944 with 47 wins, includig the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) with Oscar Performance, Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland with Lightstream and Ft. Lauderdale (G2) with Heart to Heart.

2015 earnings of $4,261,199 came in the most lucrative season of his career. His 42 wins included the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine with Shaman Ghost, Fourstardave (G2) at Saratoga and Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland with Grand Arch and River City (G3) at Churchill with Heart to Heart.

2014 Heart to Heart named Canadian champion 3-year-old male.

Horses currently training with Brian Lynch

Ellery Lane (Ire)

  • Sire: Holy Roman Emperor (Ire)
  • Dam: Plum Sugar (Ire)
  • Sex: F
  • YOB: 2014
  • Location: Palm Meadows Training Center
  • Pedigree (PDF)
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  • Sire: Scat Daddy
  • Dam: Smokey Diplomacy
  • Sex: Female
  • YOB: 2015
  • Location: Palm Meadows Training Center
  • Pedigree (PDF)