JJ Slevin

County of origin: Wexford

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

Significant horses: General Principle, Tower Bridge, Band Of Outlaws, 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 a second Cheltenham Festival winner in 2019 when he won the Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle on the Joseph O'Brien-trained Band Of Outlaws. 

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 2018/201934027453521€284,688€329,950€614,638
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
Punchestown 02/05/19 Curious Times HcpHdl 2m 40yds u.r. 11-6 116 JLT H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 30/04/19 Konitho (FR) HcpHdl 2m 100yds 8 10-6 132 Killashee H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Sligo 28/04/19 Mosstown Miller HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 10-8 84 Kennedy's Bar Sligo H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Sligo 28/04/19 Little Light (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1f 140yds 1 11-7 Duke And Duchess Of Cornwall (M) Mdn Hdl €7,188
Sligo 28/04/19 Gipsy Lee Rose (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f 3 11-3 116 Killyhevlin Hotel Rated Nov.H'dle €3,000
Sligo 28/04/19 Pass Cross MdnHdl 2m 4f 9 11-4 Sligo Racecourse M'dn H'dle
Wexford 27/04/19 Araukan MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 10-13 Coast Kilmore Quay (Mares) M'dn H'dle €575
Wexford 27/04/19 Three Stars Hdl 2m 9 11-12 130 Coast Hotels & Resorts Rated H'dle
Wexford 27/04/19 Our Brian HcpHdl 3m 50yds p.u. 10-7 99 Vinegar Hill H'cap H'dle
Wexford 27/04/19 Song Of The Sky (GB) BegCh 2m 2 11-5 Freddie Doyle Memorial Beg S'chase €2,500
Wexford 27/04/19 Killisk Ben Rose HcpCh 3m 1f 4 10-9 85 Eoin O'Gorman Solicitors H'cap S'chase €575
Wexford 27/04/19 Colenso (GB) HcpHdl 2m 1 11-2 95 Coast Rosslare Strand H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €6,250
Kilbeggan 26/04/19 Touch Of Oscar MdnHdl 2m 3f 86yds 2 11-4 BetVictor Bet €5 Get €30 M'dn H'dle €2,300
Kilbeggan 26/04/19 Keep Standing (FR) HcpHdl 2m 12 11-2 99 Summer Party Pack H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 26/04/19 Miss Mcilroy HcpHdl 3m 140yds 11 10-11 80 Mullingar H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 26/04/19 Bellgrove HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 2 11-10 107 www.kilbegganraces.com H'cap S'chase €2,400
Fairyhouse 23/04/19 Ivanovich Gorbatov HcpHdl 2m 1 10-12 137 Rybo H'cap H'dle (Grade A) Grade A €60,000
Fairyhouse 23/04/19 Choungaya (FR) HcpHdl 3m 7 11-6 136 INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Fairyhouse 22/04/19 The Mouse Doctor HcpHdl 2m 8 10-4 102 Farmhouse Foods Novice H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/04/19 Filon D'oudairies (FR) Hdl 2m 8 11-0 Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Juvenile Hdle (Grade 2) Grade 2

*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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