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 2019/2020858889€63,300€92,565€155,865
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
Listowel 14/09/19 Grey Waters NovCh 2m 4f 2 11-7 119 Allman Contracts (Mares) Novice S'chase
Listowel 14/09/19 Punches Cross HcpCh 2m 1f 4 11-1 121 Charlie Chute Memorial H'cap S'chase
Listowel 13/09/19 Chess Grand Master (GB) HcpHdl 3m 8 11-12 108 Paud, Sarah & Mary Fitzmaurice Hcap Hdle
Listowel 12/09/19 West Coast Time HcpHdl 3m 8 11-5 123 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle
Listowel 11/09/19 All The Answers (GB) HcpCh 3m 8 10-8 141 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Listowel 11/09/19 Ash Hill NovHdl 2m 4f 3 11-5 Ballygarry House Hotel Novice H'dle €2,250
Listowel 11/09/19 Benruben MdnHdl 2m 8 11-12 M.S.D. Animal Health M'dn H'dle
Listowel 10/09/19 Tuatha De Dannan MdnHdl 2m 8 11-6 Connollys RED MILLS EBF Auction Mdn Hdle
Listowel 10/09/19 Blackhillsofdakota HcpHdl 2m 5 10-3 116 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) Grade B €2,025
Listowel 10/09/19 Jack Dillinger BegCh 2m 1f 2 11-12 John F. McGuire Beginners S'chase €3,000
Listowel 08/09/19 A Wave Of The Sea Hdl 2m 2 10-9 Kerry Group 3-Y-O H'dle €4,000
Down Royal 30/08/19 Colfer Me MdnHdl 2m 100yds 4 10-12 Allied Bakeries 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €550
Down Royal 30/08/19 Joy's Gift HcpHdl 2m 100yds 2 11-5 88 Hovis H'cap H'dle €2,000
Bellewstown 29/08/19 Gone Racing MdnHdl 2m 150yds 8 11-12 Lougher Stables M'dn H'dle
Bellewstown 29/08/19 You Can't Catch Me HcpHdl 2m 4f 50yds 3 11-7 118 Bluegrass Feeds Mullacurry Cup Hcap Hdle €2,000
Bellewstown 29/08/19 Farranreigh HcpHdl 2m 4f 50yds fell 11-2 85 Race Displays H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 26/08/19 Spring Well HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 8 11-4 87 Ulster Carpets H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 24/08/19 Captain Leo BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 9 11-12 Kilbeggan Races On Facebook Beg. S'chase
Kilbeggan 24/08/19 Alianome MdnHdl 2m 2f 33yds 7 10-11 Summer Party Pack Group Booking Mdn Hdle
Kilbeggan 24/08/19 Feel Des Mottes (FR) HcpHdl 2m 5 11-3 105 Racing TV H'cap H'dle €360

*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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