John Oxx

County Of Origin: Kildare

Date of licence: 1979

First winner: Orchestra, Phoenix Park, March 31, 1979

Significant horses (selected): Sea The Stars, Eurobird, Kastoria, Azamour, Alamshar, Sinndar, Enzeli, Edabiya, Winona, Namid, Ebadiyla, Key Change, Timarida, Ridgewood Pearl, Heart Lake, Manntari, George Augustus, Petite Ile, Orchestra, Saddler's Rock, Alandi, 

Assoc. jockeys: Ronan Whelan, Niall McCullagh, Colm O'Donoghue


Did you know: 

John Oxx began training in 1979 and secured his first success with the five-year-old Orchestra which won the Rank Cup at the Phoenix Park on March 31, 1979. Oxx is one of Ireland’s most respected and successful trainers, gaining a reputation for his unrivalled patience with his horses as well as being renowned for his gentlemanly demeanour. He gained his first Group 1 and his first Classic success when Eurobird won the Irish St Leger at the Curragh in 1987. 

Oxx was Ireland’s champion trainer in 1995, the year that European Champion three-year-old filly Ridgewood Pearl reigned supreme in the colours of her locally-based breeders, Sean and Ann Coughlan. Ridgewood Pearl won the Irish 1,000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes, Prix Du Moulin and Breeders' Cup Mile during that terrific season that saw her win at the highest level in four different countries.  

Five years later, he trained the brilliant Sinndar to become the first horse to win the Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in the same year. The likes of Manntari, Timarida, Ebadiyla, Alamshar, Azamour, Kastoria and Alandi were winners at Group 1 level for Oxx who famously enjoyed the best of times with the legendary Sea The Stars. 

In 2009, Sea The Stars gave his trainer his first win in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and was to record six consecutive Group 1 triumphs that year. Success followed in the Epsom Derby, the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown, the Juddmonte International Stakes at York, the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Sea The Stars is the only horse to complete the 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Derby and Prix de l’Arc treble. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/2019100331€0€13,938€13,938
Winter All Weather 2017/201830010€0€1,600€1,600
Winter All Weather 2016/201762011€15,625€1,900€17,525
Winter All Weather 2015/201681102€8,050€5,070€13,120
Winter All Weather 2014/201581120€8,750€3,500€12,250
Winter All Weather 2013/201452011€14,350€1,040€15,390
Winter All Weather 2012/2013191222€8,750€5,190€13,940
Winter All Weather 2011/201271100€9,100€2,210€11,310
National Hunt 2006/200730002€0€1,300€1,300
Flat 2019130012€0€8,088€8,088
Flat 201811695139€82,188€56,425€138,613
Flat 20171071361512€201,813€82,113€283,925
Flat 201611611191114€178,750€147,550€326,300
Flat 201516021222117€188,300€142,085€330,385
Flat 201419427233325€298,900€243,530€542,430
Flat 201315118182015€206,710€155,423€362,133
Flat 201219334342818€590,695€616,278€1,206,973
Flat 201129855364022€788,030€318,615€1,106,645
Flat 201026043373333€566,740€270,522€837,262
Flat 200929251362948€1,495,770€655,876€2,151,646
Flat 200836362504834€1,126,740€513,735€1,640,475
Flat 200729054432530€942,500€369,275€1,311,775
Flat 200630657444529€1,126,380€402,020€1,528,400
Flat 200530262353928€1,239,460€532,750€1,772,210
Flat 200438351484439€1,400,380€521,220€1,921,600
Flat 200340479644551€2,213,575€667,235€2,880,810
Flat 200245179506054€1,253,260€591,078€1,844,338
Flat 200134853404038€947,975€426,677€1,374,652
Flat 200028861454220€1,336,858€300,960€1,637,819
Flat 199930241543931€462,769€270,224€732,993
Flat 199837268694446€771,246€319,921€1,091,167

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Naas 13/04/19 Shringara N.G. McCullagh Hcp 1m 3f 205yds 5 9-2 78 Racing Next On April 29th H'cap €425
Naas 13/04/19 Gealach R. Coakley Mdn 1m 2f 5 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €400
Naas 13/04/19 Ho Ho Bird R. Coakley Mdn 6f 14 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Gowran-Park 09/04/19 Afric C. O'Donoghue Mdn 1m 1f 130yds 5 9-0 @BetVictorRacing On Twitter (F) M'dn €313
Cork 07/04/19 Canary Row A.J. Slattery Hcp 1m 100yds 8 9-7 92 Follow Us On Twitter H'cap
Cork 07/04/19 Endless Tangent N.G. McCullagh F 1m 4f 10 9-0 73 BetVictor Irish EBF Noblesse Stakes (Listed) Listed
Cork 07/04/19 Agent Zigzag N.G. McCullagh Hcp 1m 2f 40yds 4 8-11 78 BetVictorRacing On Twitter H'cap €1,300
Leopardstown 06/04/19 Could Be King (GB) R.P. Whelan F 7f 3 9-3 102 Ballylinch Stud 2,000 Guineas Trial Stks (Listed) Listed €5,000
Leopardstown 03/04/19 Scotts Honor R.P. Whelan Hcp 7f 7 9-6 75 Leopardstown Summer Pass H'cap
Leopardstown 03/04/19 Invincible Charm N.G. McCullagh Mdn 7f 7 9-0 JJ Kavanagh & Sons (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 03/04/19 Afric C. O'Donoghue Mdn 7f 17 9-0 JJ Kavanagh & Sons (Fillies) M'dn
Navan 30/03/19 Agent Zigzag R. Coakley Hcp 1m 4 9-12 78 Bective Restaurant At Navan H'cap €650
Naas 24/03/19 Ho Ho Bird N.G. McCullagh Mdn 6f 15 9-0 Kildare Post & Kildare Now M'dn
Dundalk 22/03/19 She's My Dream R. Coakley Hcp 6f 2 9-1 62 Marshes Shopping Centre Ladies Day H'cap €2,200
Dundalk 08/03/19 Lightning Storm R. Coakley Mdn 1m 4 9-2 Coral Bet 5 Get 20 In Free Bets M'dn €625
Dundalk 08/03/19 Snow Ocean N.G. McCullagh Mdn 1m 3 9-5 Coral Bet 5 Get 20 In Free Bets M'dn €1,250
Dundalk 06/03/19 Manjeer R. Coakley F 1m 6 9-3 BetVictor Patton Stakes (Listed) Listed €1,500
Dundalk 06/03/19 War Hero A.J. Slattery Hcp 7f 2 9-4 79 Racing Multiples Cash Out BetVictor Hcap €2,500
Dundalk 22/02/19 She's My Dream R. Coakley Hcp 6f 5 9-9 62 Staunton Office Supplies H'cap €263
Dundalk 22/02/19 Lady Cedar N.G. McCullagh Mdn 1m 2 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €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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