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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Sarah Lynam set to begin training career this season

Sarah Lynam (right) is to begin training this year
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The next chapter in the story of a famous racing family is set to begin this season with Sarah Lynam revealing she is following in her father Eddie's footsteps by taking out a trainer's licence.

The 29-year-old has gained experience from Jim Bolger, Willie Mullins and Gai Waterhouse, as well as being a familiar face on the racecourse in recent years alongside her father's brilliant sprinters Sole Power, Slade Power and Anthem Alexander.

She said: "I have five horses in the yard at the minute and I'm looking forward to dipping my toe in the water.

“I own two of the horses myself, dad owns another two, and David and Sabina Power own one as well. You couldn’t really ask for better owners than David and Sabina starting out. They've been very lucky with us so hopefully the horse we have will be able to do a job for them.”

Lynam will be training from her own barn, based on her father’s Dunshaughlin stables in County Meath.

She continued: “This is something I've always wanted to do. I started out with Jim Bolger – dad sent me down there to put manners on me. I was with Willie Mullins for two years as well, and I was in Gai Waterhouse’s in Australia.

“I used to ride out Fiorente at Flemington when I was there, and I actually have his half-brother, who I bought at the sales. I’m not sure if he will be as good as Fiorente but hopefully will be able to give us some excitement.”

Given the success Eddie Lynam enjoyed with his superstar sprinters, he earned a nickname of ‘Fast Eddie,’ but daughter Sarah admits she may not be going down a similar route just yet.

She said: “At the moment I’ll just be 'Sarah' because I have a couple of stayers in the barn, but we’ll see what happens down the line!”

I have five horses in the yard at the minute and I'm looking forward to dipping my toe in the water
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