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 2018/20197161094€42,813€44,488€87,300
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
Down Royal 22/06/18 Pollykan MdnHdl 2m 100yds fell 10-11 Belfast Live M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 22/06/18 Chateau Conti (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 3 11-12 139 www.thetote.com H'dle
Down Royal 22/06/18 Castle Howard HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 11-5 102 Down Royal Summer Festival H'cap H'dle
Wexford 20/06/18 Better B Quick HcpCh 3m 1f 70yds 1 10-6 82 BoyleSports App H'cap S'chase €7,188
Wexford 20/06/18 Miracle Cure BegCh 2m 7 11-12 World Cup Betting Beginners S'chase
Wexford 20/06/18 Boston Spray MdnHdl 3m 3 11-4 Faster Than Ever BoyleSports App Mdn Hdl €1,150
Downpatrick 17/06/18 Go Guarantor (GB) HcpHdl 2m 1f 65yds 2 11-3 92 Molson Coors H'cap H'dle €2,000
Downpatrick 17/06/18 You Can't Catch Me HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 2 10-10 114 Download The Ladbrokes App H'cap H'dle €4,000
Downpatrick 17/06/18 Ballybrowney Jack (FR) NovHdl 2m 1f 65yds 3 11-9 109 Down Time Festival Rated Novice H'dle €1,200
Punchestown 13/06/18 Bellgrove HcpCh 2m 5 9-13 105 Download And Bet Ladbrokes H'cap S'chase €463
Punchestown 13/06/18 Moylisha Tim HcpHdl 3m 9 11-7 127 Bet Now With Ladbrokes App H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 13/06/18 Lilly Geal MdnHdl 2m 100yds 12 11-0 Ladbrokes (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 13/06/18 Cheap And Cheerful (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 100yds 7 11-12 Download The Ladbrokes App M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 12/06/18 Miracle Cure HcpHdl 2m u.r. 11-3 86 Roscommon Racecourse H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 12/06/18 Glocca Mora (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-7 www.roscommonracecourse.ie M'dn H'dle €275
Clonmel 08/06/18 Senators Glory HcpCh 2m 4f 10 11-2 92 Clonmel Show Sunday 1st July H'cap S'ch
Clonmel 08/06/18 Ned's Island BegCh 2m 6f 143yds 7 11-12 BBQ Evening At Clonmel Beginners S'chase
Clonmel 08/06/18 You Can't Catch Me HcpHdl 2m 3f 157yds 1 11-7 104 Orchard Thieves H'cap H'dle €8,750
Clonmel 08/06/18 Border Control MdnHdl 2m 110yds 3 11-12 117 BBQ Evening At Clonmel Races M'dn H'dle €1,100
Clonmel 08/06/18 Imperial Way BegCh 2m 2 11-12 John Kennedy Motors (Toyota) Beg.S'chase €3,000

*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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