The Lir Jet
The Lir Jet
The Lir Jet retired
The Lir Jet was a hugely talented racehorse. He was trained in Newmarket by Derby winning trainer, Michael Bell.
The Lir Jet made his racecourse debut on 3rd June 2020 at Yarmouth where he broke the track record winning by 2 ¾ lengths under Silvestre De Sousa.
That performance booked him a place in the line-up at Royal Ascot where he went on to win the Norfolk Stakes (Group 2).
He beat American sprinting sensation, Golden Pal ranking him as one of the best two-year-olds in Europe. RacehorseClub ambassador Oisin Murphy gave him a power packed ride to get him up close home.
After Royal Ascot, The Lir Jet went on to finish 2nd in the Darley Prix Robert Papin (Group 2) at Chantilly in France and 2nd in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Group 1) at The Curragh in Ireland gaining a rating of 107.
The Lir Jet’s final start of his 2-year-old campaign was a trip to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Racecourse in America. He finished a close-up 7th in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade 1) after being handed a difficult draw on the outside.
The Lir Jet started his three-year-old campaign with a superb performance finishing 3rd in the Greenham Stakes (Group 3) at Newbury beaten only half a length.
The Lir Jet returned to Royal Ascot in 2021 in the Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) finishing a highly respectable 7th on unsuitable heavy going after torrential rain throughout the day.
In September, the decision was made to send The Lir Jet back over the Atlantic Ocean and be put into training with one of America’s leading trainers, Brendan Walsh.
On his first start for Walsh, The Lir Jet was back in the winner’s enclosure winning the Franklin-Simpson Stakes (Grade 2) at Kentucky Downs winning $174,840 in the process in the hands of Tyler Gaffalione.
The Lir Jet ran a further two times in America before unfortunately, he sustained a career ending injury.
The Lir Jet ran 13 times winning 3 races with total career earnings of £242,551.
He is now enjoying a well-deserved retirement at Hunter Valley Stud in Kentucky.
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