JJ Slevin

County of origin: Wexford

First winner: Chapel Garden (John Clifford) Thurles, December 22nd, 2013

Significant horses: General Principle, Tower Bridge, Champagne Classic, Moylisha Tim

Assoc. Trainers: Joseph O'Brien, Gordon Elliott, Liz Doyle, Richie Rath, Sean Doyle, Shay Slevin, Paul Stafford 

Did you know:

From Kiltrea, Caim, County Wexford, James Joseph Slevin began his career as an amateur rider and turned professional in August 2016. He rode 34 winners "between the flags" with his first success coming on Herecomestherain, trained by his father Shay, at Ballydarragh on November 14th, 2010. His first winner on the racecourse proper came on the John Clifford-trained Chapel Garden in the Curaheen INH Flat Race at Thurles on December 22nd, 2013. In all, he rode 11 winners as an amateur, including two for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies in Britain. His first success as a professional came when he dead-heated on the Sean Doyle-trained Craig Star with Liam Cusack's Lasoscar in the Tote Handicap Hurdle at Roscommon on August 29th, 2016. Just four days later, he enjoyed his first outright success when Doyle's Crosshue Boy landed the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle at Kilbeggan.

JJ was still an amateur when enjoying a notable success on the Richie Rath-trained Moylisha Tim in a Grade 3 novice hurdle at Cork in November 2015 but a higher profile success came his way at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2017 when he landed the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle on the Gordon Elliott-trained Champagne Classic. He rode his first Grade 1 winner when taking the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle on the Joseph O'Brien-trained Tower Bridge on the opening day of the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown on Saturday, February 3, 2018. It was his first ride in a top-level contest. A bigger winner came in the shape of General Principle, trained by Gordon Elliott, on which Slevin won the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday, April 2, 2018. 

JJ holds a degree in journalism from Griffith College, Dublin. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2018/20191261013177€82,500€67,263€149,763
National Hunt 2017/201831932402827€609,688€237,925€847,613
National Hunt 2016/201717620162417€165,063€142,875€307,938

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Galway 04/08/18 Cook Islands HcpHdl 2m 6f 168yds fell 10-1 124 Galway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Galway 03/08/18 Vieux Morvan (FR) HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds b.d. 11-8 138 Guinness Galway Blazers H'cap S'chase
Galway 02/08/18 Ivanovich Gorbatov HcpHdl 2m 11yds 8 11-0 139 Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) Grade A
Galway 01/08/18 Devils Bride HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 15 10-9 143 TheTote.com Galway Plate (Grade A) Grade A
Galway 01/08/18 Optical Confusion MdnHdl 2m 5f 11yds 6 11-12 Win Big With Tote M'dn H'dle
Galway 01/08/18 Apparition HcpHdl 2m 5f 11yds 15 10-12 114 TheTote.com H'cap H'dle
Galway 31/07/18 Chateau Conti (FR) BegCh 2m 2f 54yds u.r. 11-12 Latin Quarter Beginners S'chase
Galway 30/07/18 Trump Sixteen HcpHdl 2m 130yds 8 11-10 107 Easyfix H'cap H'dle
Wexford 27/07/18 Double Portrait BegCh 2m 4f 3 11-12 Ferrybank Opel Beginners S'chase €1,250
Limerick 26/07/18 Glocca Mora (GB) Hdl 3m p.u. 10-12 Book Online At www.limerickraces.ie Hdle
Ballinrobe 24/07/18 Subset MdnHdl 2m 1f 142yds 9 11-1 Cawe Ceilings Murphy's Bar M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 24/07/18 Cheap And Cheerful (GB) NovHdl 2m 6f 10yds 5 11-0 108 Investec Rated Novice H'dle €313
Ballinrobe 24/07/18 Time Is Time HcpHdl 2m 6f 10yds 2 10-12 81 Sweeney Oil H'cap H'dle €2,100
Tipperary 22/07/18 Tisamystery HcpCh 2m 4f 9 10-10 121 Tipperary Town Plaza Plate Hcap Chase
Tipperary 22/07/18 Dawn In The Park (FR) BegCh 2m 1f p.u. 11-7 Walter Hennessy Auct Mares Beg Chase
Tipperary 22/07/18 Imperial Way NovCh 2m 4f 4 11-3 Packie Downey Memorial Rated Nov Chase €825
Tipperary 22/07/18 Island Master HcpCh 2m 4f 11 11-12 95 Jim Ryan Racecourse ServicesH'cap Chase
Kilbeggan 20/07/18 Perfect In Pink (GB) MdnHdl 2m 8 10-13 Coola M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 20/07/18 Unicorn BegCh 2m 6f u.r. 11-11 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Killarney 19/07/18 Empors Sword MdnHdl 2m 6f 80yds u.r. 10-13 Killarney Grand Live Music (M) M'dn H'dl

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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