Wayne Lordan began his career as an apprentice jockey in 1999, and now rides as first jockey for Irish trainers Tommy Stack and David Wachman. He started life on the pony racing circuit in Ireland and left school at the age of fourteen to pursue his dream of becoming a jockey. Naturally small, Lordan weighs 100lbs, and, unusually for a jockey can eat what he likes, and has never had to visit a sauna in his life.
From the 17 winners he rode in 1999, his career has progressed to a best ever season in 2012 when he rode 75 winners’, and his win tally now stands at around the 600 mark.
His one Group I success remains the Nunthorpe Stakes at York in 2010 aboard the Edward Lynam trained Sole Power, although he rode Duntle to success in the 2012 Matron Stakes (Group I)at Leopardstown, only to lose the race in the Stewards Room.