By Pimlico Press Release

 

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Jockey Fergal Lynch (Photo Credit: Belfast Telegraph)

BALTIMORE– Jockey Feargal Lynch and trainers Kieron Magee, Jerry Robb and Mary Eppler clinched individual honors Monday on a special Memorial Day holiday program to close the 12-day Preakness Meet at legendary Pimlico Race Course.

Lynch, 39, entered the nine-race program with nine wins, three more than Horacio Karamanos and Rosario Montanez and four better than Laurel Park winter-spring meet titlist Jorge Vargas Jr., the only riders within reach.

A native of Northern Ireland, Lynch sealed his second straight Pimlico meet crown when Vargas finished second in Monday’s opener. It is the second career riding title since coming to Maryland in the spring of 2016 for Lynch, splitting top honors with Karamanos and Kevin  Gomez last year.

Lynch won three races on a single card twice during the meet, May 13 and May 24.

“It’s a great achievement. Big thanks go to my agent, Scott Silver, who works very hard and gets me on some very nice horses. The meet just really went well. Everything clicked into place,” Lynch said. “Getting on the right horses is the most important thing. I’m very grateful to all the owners and trainers and everybody that’s helped me through the meet. We shared the title last year, so it’s nice to win it outright.”