Brad Lynn Celebrates 100th Training Success

11 June 2024 | Ashleigh Paikos
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Kinsaabi bringing up Lynn's 100th training win

Kinsaabi bringing up Lynn's 100th training win Photo by Photography by Jodie Hallows

Another milestone moment achieved, with Brad Lynn getting his 100th training success on Monday at Pinjarra when Kinsaabi got up at odds in race six.

Lynn, who decided to take the dive into harness racing after watching the trots at the pub one day hasn’t looked back, now owning his own property down in Birchmont, an operation that has seen over 29 horses in work, and plenty of youngsters bred.

“I was at the pub one day watching them on TV and I thought this would be good and a guy called Ian Barker who used to drink there said Trevor Warwick is coming back from America and he said if you want someone to teach you, you go learn and from him,

“So I went and worked for him, and the next day I just rocked up there and that’s pretty much it.”

Debuting as a trainer in the 2009/2010 season, the 46-year-old didn’t have all that long to wait for his maiden success, getting that elusive first win within his first nine starters with Village Drums successful on the 21st of June 2011, at Northam, driven by Randall Prowse.

Now preparing 100 winners in his short time in the sport, it isn’t his achievements that have given him his biggest thrill in the industry, it’s watching his son Toby Lynn out there driving that has excited him most.

Toby, who drove Stapleton in the same race yesterday made his driving debut in 2023, and at just his third attempt, he collected his first win on board Bettor My Dreamz at Wagin, a night they will all remember.

Driving two winners in his first season, this year he now sits on 10 wins and 25 placings.

Now with around 25 or so horses in work, Lynn did make mention that majority are youngster and that is where his passion lies, with their farm now home to eight yearlings that they bred at the end of 2022, and a further two yearlings purchased through the APG Yearling Sales earlier in the year.

Never having had a paid-up horse, Lynn has made his living from horses that others haven’t wanted or been able to get going.

When asked what’s next for Brad Lynn Pacing, Lynn mentioned that he would like to try and get one of the horses they’ve bred into a group one.

“I’ve never been in one, and it sounds stupid but things like that matter.”

Lynn has an opinion of his two-year-old filly Ciganda, who made her race debut on Friday night at Gloucester Park when beaten just 19.5m behind 2YO Sales Classic runner-up Bettagetonpip in a winning mile rate of 1:59:3.

After withdrawing from this Friday night’s meeting, Ciganda will likely head to a two-year-old maiden event, with Bunbury scheduled to run a fillies maiden this Saturday, June 15.

Lynn, who has spent plenty of time around a numerous number of different trainers and horsemen in his time in the industry, attributes much of what he has learnt from horseman and former reinsman and jockey, Troy Lewis.

 

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