Success for Upton jockey Wayne Lordan at annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards

December 11th, 2019 2:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

Pictured is Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed with Darragh Lordan, accepting the 2019 Flat Achievement Award trophy on behalf of Wayne Lordan.

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UPTON jockey Wayne Lordan was among those honoured at the annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards on Tuesday evening.

Lordan was the winner of the Flat Achievement Award on the back of a terrific year that began with success on the Aidan O'Brien-trained Hermosa in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket and ended with a first success in the Breeders’ Cup on Iridessa in the Filly & Mare.

Lordan was adding to wins on Iridessa in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh and the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

Another Cork winner was Doneraile youngster Darragh O'Keeffe, who took home the Emerging Talent Award.

The full list of winners from the 17th annual awards were:

Irish Racing Hero Award: Pat Smullen & Ruby Walsh

Contribution to the Industry Award: Tony O’Hehir

Horse of the Year Award: Tiger Roll

Emerging Talent Award: Darragh O'Keeffe

National Hunt Award: Rachael Blackmore

National Hunt Achievement Award: Gavin Cromwell

Flat Award: Jessica Harrington

Flat Achievement Award: Wayne Lordan

Point-to-Point Award: Colin Bowe

Ride of the Year Award: Billy Lee

Racecourse of the Year Award: Naas Racecourse

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