Ger Lyons

County Of Origin: Dublin

Date of licence: 1994

First winner: Maelalong (Johnny Murtagh), Navan, October 12, 1994

Significant horses (Selected): Siskin, Even So, Lightening Pearl, Ardhoomey, Elletelle, Who's Steph, Lightening Quick, Psychedelic Funk, Treasuring, Brendan Brackan, Queen Catrine, Medicine Jack, Glass House, Bear Cheek, Ainippe, Convergence, Cappella Sansevero, Mr Genuine, Lily's Angel, Future Generation, Berg Bahn, Love Lockdown, Summit Surge, Irish Jig, Howya Now Kid, An Tadh, Akanti, Big-And-Bold, Mulkev Prince, Spirit Dancer. 

Assoc. jockeys: Colin Keane, Gary Carroll, John Shinnick

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Ger Lyons was a successful National Hunt jockey in Britain until injury brought his career to a premature end in 1989. He started training in his native Ireland in 1994 and quickly enjoyed a number of notable wins in both the Flat and National Hunt game.

Since the mid-2000s, he has concentrated on the Flat and the winners have continued to flow. The likes of Elletelle, Lightening Pearl, Cappella Sansevero, Ainippe and Bear Cheek have all given him a number of Group race success and Ger is firmly established as one of the leading trainers in the country.

Ger was the driving force behind Colin Keane's remarkably successful 2017 season that saw him crowned champion jockey. The pair shared their first Group 1 success together when Siskin won the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh in August 2019. Shortly afterwards they combined to win the first running of the £1 million Ebor Handicap at York with Mustajeer. 

Siskin gave Lyons and Keane a first Classic victory when taking the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on June 12, 2020. The race was run a little later in the season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Even So gave Lyons and Keane a second Classic success in the Juddmonte Irish Oaks at the Curragh a month later. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2020/2021293534€22,200€26,060€48,260
Winter All Weather 2019/2020156131€40,200€10,700€50,900
Winter All Weather 2018/2019300745€0€32,088€32,088
Winter All Weather 2017/2018374854€33,125€34,300€67,425
Winter All Weather 2016/20174111864€76,563€32,800€109,363
Winter All Weather 2015/201692121€15,750€6,950€22,700
Winter All Weather 2014/2015264635€29,050€18,900€47,950
Winter All Weather 2013/2014245541€38,500€15,250€53,750
Winter All Weather 2012/2013478285€79,550€11,402€90,952
Winter All Weather 2011/2012522953€10,920€21,240€32,160
National Hunt 2006/200730000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2005/2006304241€28,350€8,535€36,885
National Hunt 2004/2005413463€21,000€22,210€43,210
National Hunt 2003/2004407443€91,500€15,900€107,400
National Hunt 2002/2003372257€15,400€33,735€49,135
National Hunt 2001/2002495465€86,550€19,577€106,127
National Hunt 2000/2001374220€36,416€6,133€42,549
Flat 202122748342728€680,100€335,225€1,015,325
Flat 202035159505035€1,114,100€491,655€1,605,755
Flat 201943769566038€1,286,125€624,923€1,911,048
Flat 201840657644740€847,281€601,985€1,449,266
Flat 201738172465240€1,055,813€627,768€1,683,580
Flat 201633153573336€834,750€489,840€1,324,590
Flat 201533860435040€1,058,925€520,418€1,579,343
Flat 201424748393429€570,120€365,595€935,715
Flat 201324235352721€502,000€235,065€737,065
Flat 201222634213525€408,080€141,810€549,890
Flat 201135443473432€458,870€210,499€669,369
Flat 201030326263133€299,890€157,086€456,976
Flat 200933947444234€619,850€308,923€928,773
Flat 200835754373745€843,880€243,505€1,087,385
Flat 200729928383224€371,090€339,930€711,020
Flat 200630732432926€389,135€255,055€644,190
Flat 200523926222328€256,200€125,885€382,085
Flat 200420016181512€240,100€114,990€355,090
Flat 200318018141713€182,650€81,790€264,440
Flat 2002133141496€208,270€56,810€265,080
Flat 200114176137€71,105€47,971€119,076
Flat 2000140817128€56,884€75,124€132,009
Flat 199910691086€42,574€27,924€70,499
Flat 1998136149915€61,328€18,141€79,470

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Naas 02/08/21 Aikido C.T. Keane Hcp 5f 205yds 10 10-0 94 Barretstown Children's Charity H'cap
Naas 02/08/21 Alex D (GB) Sam Ewing Hcp 1m 2f 7 9-8 79 Paragon Bloodstock Apprentice H'cap
Naas 02/08/21 Zola Sakura C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 2f 3 8-7 84 Weatherbys ePassport H'cap €2,100
Naas 02/08/21 Jarvis Sam Ewing F 5f 205yds 17 9-4 78 Irish EBF Ballyhane Stks (Med Auct Race)
Naas 02/08/21 Recurrent Dream G.F. Carroll F 5f 205yds 12 9-0 Irish EBF Ballyhane Stks (Med Auct Race) €4,000
Naas 02/08/21 Sacred Bridge (GB) C.T. Keane F 5f 205yds 1 9-2 Irish EBF Ballyhane Stks (Med Auct Race) €150,000
Naas 02/08/21 Salonica (GB) G.F. Carroll Mdn 1m 12 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Galway 31/07/21 Camorra C.T. Keane Hcp 1m 3f 180yds 3 9-7 97 Galway Shopping Centre H'cap €10,000
Cork 23/07/21 Frenetic C.T. Keane Hcp 5f 1 10-0 102 Doneraile H'cap €24,000
Cork 23/07/21 My Laureate G.F. Carroll Hcp 5f 7 9-9 93 Doneraile H'cap
Down-Royal 23/07/21 Head Mistress Sam Ewing F 5f 1 8-8 Molson Coors Beverage Company Race €8,100
Down-Royal 23/07/21 Sh Boom (GB) Sam Ewing Hcp 7f 2 9-9 90 Pravha H'cap €3,100
Cork 23/07/21 Talacre (USA) C.T. Keane F 1m 1 9-5 89 Follow Us On Instagram Med. Auction Race €8,100
Cork 23/07/21 Sister Rosetta R.C. Colgan Hcp 5f 9 9-4 92 Doneraile H'cap
Leopardstown 22/07/21 Juncture (GB) C.T. Keane F 7f 20yds 2 9-2 Frank Conroy Silver Flash Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €10,000
Naas 21/07/21 Recurrent Dream C.T. Keane Mdn 5f 205yds 1 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €9,300
Naas 21/07/21 Sister Rosetta C.T. Keane F 5f 205yds 8 9-3 92 Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF Stakes (Listed) Listed
Naas 21/07/21 Bucky Larson C.T. Keane Hcp 1m 1 10-1 91 Naas Racecourse H'cap €9,300
Naas 21/07/21 Mr Wendell (FR) C.T. Keane F 7f 1 10-3 103 Naas Help Barretstown Children Race €8,100
Ballinrobe 19/07/21 Phoenix Cowboy (USA) C.T. Keane Hcp 1m 4f 126yds 2 9-11 78 David Heneghan Memorial H'cap €2,400

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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