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.

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 $38 million with 595 wins through October 8, 2018.

He has conditioned Grade 1 winners Oscar Performance, Heart to Heart, Shaman Ghost, Grand Arch, and Coffee Clique.

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

Horses currently training with Brian Lynch

La Signare (FR)

  • Sire: Siyouni (FR)
  • Dam: La Teranga (FR)
  • Sex: Female
  • YOB: 2015
  • Location: Palm Meadows Training Center
  • Pedigree (PDF)