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 2018/201926122332815€196,875€262,363€459,238
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
Punchestown 20/02/19 Choungaya (FR) HcpHdl 3m fell 10-12 132 Pertemps Network Group H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 20/02/19 Deilginis MdnHdl 2m 6f 10 10-11 Coral Bet And Get Club (M) M'dn H'dle
Navan 17/02/19 Song Of The Sky (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-1 106 Ladbrokes Cheltenham (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 16/02/19 Christopher Robin MdnHdl 2m 3 11-7 Sea Moon & Shantou At Burgage M'dn H'dle €1,350
Gowran Park 16/02/19 Tower Bridge BegCh 2m 4f 2 11-12 BetVictor Beginners S'chase €2,900
Gowran Park 16/02/19 West Coast Time HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-6 119 Racing TV H'cap H'dle €3,300
Clonmel 14/02/19 Gipsy Lee Rose (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 86yds 2 10-12 Surehaul Race Day (Mares) M'dn H'dle €2,200
Clonmel 14/02/19 Farranreigh MdnHdl 2m 84yds 8 11-11 Derrygrath M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 13/02/19 Volatile Lady MdnHdl 2m 2 11-0 Smart Money On Coral M'dn H'dle €2,300
Fairyhouse 13/02/19 Little Light (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2 10-12 JOE MANE-iac 2000 (Mares) M'dn H'dle €2,300
Fairyhouse 13/02/19 Grey Waters BegCh 2m 5f 2 11-1 Coral Free Bets EBF (Mares) Beg. S'chase €3,000
Naas 09/02/19 Farranreigh NovHdl 2m 3f 7 11-2 RED MILLS EBF Auction Novice H'dle
Naas 09/02/19 Band Of Outlaws NovHdl 2m 1 11-1 EMS Copiers Rated Novice H'dle €11,563
Naas 09/02/19 Ask Nile HcpCh 2m 4f 3 11-11 129 O'Driscoll O'Neil H'cap S'chase €1,850
Naas 09/02/19 Bizzario (GB) MdnHdl 2m 10 11-12 Cavan Developments M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Thurles 07/02/19 Benruben BegCh 2m 72yds 2 11-12 Templemore Beginners S'chase €2,400
Thurles 07/02/19 Brog Ahaon MdnHdl 2m 7 11-3 thurles.ie M'dn H'dle
Thurles 07/02/19 Petit Tartare (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f 2 11-0 127 Horse & Jockey Rated Novice H'dle €3,600
Leopardstown 03/02/19 Hidden Dilemma HcpHdl 2m 2f 7 10-4 112 ISF EBF Paddy Mullins (Mares) H'cap Hdle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 03/02/19 Vieux Morvan (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f 8 10-12 141 Abbey International H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A

*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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