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 2019/2020192120€15,300€20,575€35,875
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
Killarney 18/07/19 Baboin (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-12 Dawn Milk Omega M'dn H'dle
Killarney 16/07/19 Blossomfort Trish MdnHdl 2m 6f 180yds 5 10-13 M.D. O'Shea's (Mares) M'dn H'dle €345
Killarney 15/07/19 All The Answers (GB) HcpCh 2m 1f 3 11-10 130 BoyleSports H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €5,000
Limerick 13/07/19 Sound Money (GB) BegCh 2m 2f 10 11-12 Handipak Play Live 25th July Beg S'chase
Limerick 13/07/19 Cadawill HcpCh 3m p.u. 11-5 95 Racing Again July 25th H'cap S'chase
Limerick 13/07/19 Punches Cross HcpCh 2m 6f 50yds 12 10-12 123 Galway Races Galway Plate Trial Hcap Sch
Cork 12/07/19 Blow By Ruben MdnHdl 2m fell 11-12 mallowprint.ie M'dn H'dle
Cork 12/07/19 Jimmys Delight MdnHdl 3m p.u. 11-12 Finbarr Quaid Electrical M'dn H'dle
Cork 12/07/19 Our Roxane HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-7 88 Finbarr Quaid Electrical (M) H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 09/07/19 Treasure Chest HcpCh 2m 78yds 1 11-7 113 Abbey Hotel, Roscommon H'cap S'chase €7,500
Roscommon 09/07/19 Feisty Madam BegCh 2m 5f 45yds p.u. 11-7 Roscommon Racecourse Mares Beg. S'chase
Roscommon 09/07/19 Kilcolgan Rocket HcpHdl 2m 70yds 16 11-1 84 Larry O'Farrelly Memorial H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 06/07/19 Baboin (FR) MdnHdl 2m 160yds 6 11-12 Hibernia Steel M'dn H'dle €230
Bellewstown 06/07/19 Silk And Sand MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 11-7 Western Motors Volkswagen (M) M'dn H'dle
Bellewstown 06/07/19 Aranhill Chief HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-1 107 Fast Terminals H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 05/07/19 Feel Des Mottes (FR) NovHdl 2m 160yds p.u. 11-6 Kitchen Restaurant At The Thatch Nov.Hdl
Bellewstown 05/07/19 Pass Hymn (GB) HcpHdl 2m 160yds 1 11-7 104 Anglo Printers H'cap H'dle €7,800
Bellewstown 05/07/19 Gold Seal HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-5 118 Seamus Mulvaney Crockafotha H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 04/07/19 Band Of Outlaws Hdl 2m 2 11-1 145 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €15,000
Punchestown 02/05/19 Curious Times HcpHdl 2m 40yds u.r. 11-6 116 JLT H'cap H'dle

*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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