County of origin: Cork
First winner: Ethbaat (Gerry Cully) Killarney, July 15, 1998
Assoc. Trainers: Aidan O'Brien, Joseph O'Brien, Henry De Bromhead, Thomond O'Mara
Significant horses: Iridessa, Sole Power, Legatissimo, Lolly For Dolly, Requinto, Duntle, Sudirman, Viztoria, Slade Power, Gordon Lord Byron, Winter, Hydrangea.
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From Upton, County Cork, Wayne Lordan's first Group 1 winner was 100/1 chance Sole Power in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York in 2010 and that was the longest priced winner of a British Group 1 winner in 35 years. Associated with the leading stables David Wachman and Tommy Stack from early in his career, Lordan teamed up with Aidan O'Brien at Ballydoyle from in January of 2017.
He rode his first Classic winner when O'Brien's Winter landed the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 7 of the same year and gained another big success for Ballydoyle when he partnered Hydrangea to win the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown in September 2017, his second win in the race after Legatissimo two years previously.
The Joseph O'Brien-trained Iridessa gave Lordan four wins at the highest level. She added to success in the Fillies' Mile as a juvenile at Newmarket with victories in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh and the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown and gave Lordan a first win at the Breeders' Cup when taking the Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita in November, 2019.
Coolmore 'Fastnet Rock' Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Iridessa - 2019)
Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Hydrangea - 2017)
Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Legatissimo - 2015)
Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) (Iridessa - 2019)
Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1) (Magical - 2020)
Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1) (Sudirman (USA) - 2013)
Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap (Torcedor - 2015)
William Hill Emerald Mile H'cap (Celtic Crown - 2022)
Goffs €100,000 Challenge (Serious Play - 2001)
Topaz Mile H'cap (Hint Of A Tint - 2015)
Comer Group International Curragh Cup (Rekindling (GB) - 2017)
Ladbrokes Give Thanks Stakes (Group 3) (Unsung Heroine - 2008)
Woodies D.I.Y. Celebration Stakes (Listed) (Lisvale - 2008)
Park Express EBF Stakes (Group 3) (Danehill Music - 2006)
Tattersalls Ire. Super Auction Sale Stks (Three Sea Captains - 2012)
Tote Irish Lincolnshire (Onenightidreamed - 2015)
Ir. Stal. Farms EBF Irish Cambridgeshire (Sretaw - 2014)
Dubai Duty Free Railway Stakes (Group 2) (Sudirman (USA) - 2013)
Social Harmony EBF Irish Cambridgeshire (Castle Bar Sling (USA) - 2011)
Ladbrokes Rockingham H'cap (Bali Royal (GB) - 2005)