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 2018/201919216172015€142,500€101,025€243,525
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
Cork 09/12/18 Band Of Outlaws MdnHdl 2m 3 11-0 Galtee 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €1,300
Cork 09/12/18 Glib Speech MdnHdl 2m 19 11-12 Charleville Cheese M'dn H'dle
Cork 09/12/18 Three Stars Ch 2m 160yds 4 11-4 140 Kerry Group Hilly Way S'chase Grade 2 €3,000
Cork 09/12/18 Alighting (GB) NovCh 2m 160yds p.u. 10-11 Kerry Group Irish EBF (M) Novice S'chase Grade 3
Navan 08/12/18 Roman Rock MdnHdl 2m 16 11-7 106 Kells M'dn H'dle
Navan 08/12/18 Little Light (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-3 Club Active Gym (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Navan 08/12/18 Okey Dokey HcpHdl 2m 6f 18 10-9 92 John Lynch Carpets H'cap H'dle
Navan 08/12/18 Us And Them NovCh 2m 1f 2 11-0 ISF EBF Klairon Davis Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €7,500
Clonmel 06/12/18 Chateau Conti (FR) Hdl 3m p.u. 11-10 139 Jim Strang & Sons Kilsheelan H'dle
Fairyhouse 02/12/18 Plinth HcpHdl 2m 11 10-7 133 BARONERACING.COM H'cap H'dle (Grade A) Grade A
Fairyhouse 02/12/18 Oathkeeper HcpCh 3m 5f fell 10-4 120 BARONERACING Porterstown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Fairyhouse 01/12/18 Anywayyoulookatit MdnHdl 2m 2f 15 11-12 Free Racecourse WiFi M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 01/12/18 Jack Dillinger NovHdl 2m 4f 1 11-4 119 Christmas Party Dec 15 Rated Novice Hdle €10,313
Punchestown 28/11/18 Uisce Beatha NovCh 2m 4f 5 11-3 BETDAQ Rated Novice S'chase €500
Punchestown 28/11/18 I'm An Izz Wizz HcpCh 2m 6f 132yds 8 11-12 116 BETDAQ High Liquidity H'cap S'chase
Navan 25/11/18 Curious Times MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-12 106 navanracecourse.ie M'dn H'dle
Navan 25/11/18 Retrace (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6 11-0 Red Mills (Mares) Auction M'dn H'dle
Navan 25/11/18 Chateau Conti (FR) BegCh 2m 1f fell 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Navan 25/11/18 High Sparrow HcpHdl 2m 6f 120yds 7 10-7 126 Proudstown H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Gowran Park 24/11/18 Inca Gold NovHdl 2m 1 11-2 Ladbrokes Novice H'dle €9,688

*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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