JJ Slevin

County of origin: Wexford

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

Significant horses: Tower Bridge, Champagne Classic, Moylisha Tim

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

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.

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

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2017/201829629382826€311,563€225,800€537,363
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 Prize Money
Punchestown 21/02/18 Thermistocles MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 5 11-12 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €350
Clonmel 20/02/18 Border Control MdnHdl 2m 5 11-11 Derrygrath M'dn H'dle €275
Clonmel 20/02/18 Last Man Standing NovHdl 3m 4 10-13 Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice H'dle (Grade 3) €1,875
Clonmel 20/02/18 Freeway Space BegCh 2m 4f 1 11-5 MicrodogID Beginners S'chase €7,813
Navan 18/02/18 Derby De Thaix (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6 11-11 Get Your 2018 Navan Membership M'dn H'dl
Gowran Park 17/02/18 Big Ego (GB) MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 Sea Moon & Shantou At Burgage M'dn H'dle €2,700
Gowran Park 17/02/18 Bold Frost BegCh 2m 4f 6 11-12 www.gowranpark.ie Beginners S'chase
Fairyhouse 14/02/18 Tremendous MdnHdl 2m p.u. 10-2 fairyhouse.ie (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 11/02/18 My Hometown Ch 3m 8 11-4 114 P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country S'chase
Punchestown 11/02/18 Riders Onthe Storm NovHdl 2m 2 11-8 128 INH Stallion Owners EBF Novice H'dle (Listed) €6,500
Punchestown 11/02/18 Toubaloo HcpCh 3m 4f 150yds 7 10-0 122 BoyleSports National Trial H'cap S'chase (Grade B)
Punchestown 11/02/18 High Sparrow MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-10 Michael Fitzpatrick Memorial M'dn H'dle €8,438
Thurles 08/02/18 Instant Smile HcpCh 2m 7f 128yds p.u. 11-7 97 BoyleSports Download App H'cap S'chase
Thurles 08/02/18 Los Alamos MdnHdl 2m 5 11-11 thurles.ie M'dn H'dle €275
Thurles 08/02/18 Touchy HcpHdl 2m 7f 112yds 14 11-7 90 Killinan H'cap H'dle
Thurles 08/02/18 Bold Frost BegCh 2m 12 11-12 Templemore Beginners S'chase
Thurles 08/02/18 Border Control MdnHdl 2m 7f 112yds 6 11-2 Holycross M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 07/02/18 Apparition NovHdl 2m 7 10-8 116 Fairyhouse On Twitter Rated Novice H'dle
Fairyhouse 07/02/18 Camile HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 10-1 85 Fundraiser At Fairyhouse H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 04/02/18 Vieux Morvan (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f 2 10-5 133 Chanelle Pharma H'cap S'chase (Grade A) €20,000

*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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