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 2019113781013€57,550€90,580€148,130
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
Cork 17/08/19 Moteo R.P. Whelan F 1m 4f 4 9-9 99 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Give Thanks Stk (Group 3) Group 3
Cork 17/08/19 Manjeer R. Coakley F 7f 6 9-4 92 Matchbook Straight Seven Platinum Stakes (Listed) Listed
Cork 17/08/19 She's My Dream Sean P. Byrne Hcp 5f 2 9-5 71 Pier 26 Supporting Marymount Hospice Hcp
Curragh 16/08/19 Royal Red Persian N.G. McCullagh Mdn 7f 24 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auct M'dn
Leopardstown 15/08/19 Mia Figilia N.G. McCullagh Mdn 7f 30yds 12 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 15/08/19 Demimonde C. O'Donoghue Mdn 7f 30yds 10 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 15/08/19 Clockers Corner C. O'Donoghue Mdn 7f 30yds 8 9-5 All Saints Irish EBF M'dn
Leopardstown 15/08/19 Agent Zigzag R. Coakley Hcp 1m 2f 12 10-1 81 Grant Thornton Apprentice H'cap
Gowran-Park 14/08/19 Darkened N.G. McCullagh Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 5 9-5 Irish EBF Supporting ICW M'dn €450
Tipperary 11/08/19 Brave Display R.P. Cleary Hcp 7f 115yds 8 8-8 43 Larry Lyons Birthday Celebration H'cap
Tipperary 11/08/19 Slade Runner R.P. Whelan Mdn 5f 6 9-1 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn €480
Leopardstown 08/08/19 Monty's Miracle R. Coakley Hcp 1m 7f 9 9-2 81 Manguard Plus H'cap
Leopardstown 08/08/19 Dromana A.J. Slattery Hcp 1m 4f 180yds 9 9-5 66 Bulmers H'cap
Leopardstown 08/08/19 Azophi C. O'Donoghue Mdn 1m 4f 180yds 7 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Leopardstown 08/08/19 Giuseppe Garibaldi C. O'Donoghue F 1m 4f 6 9-8 101 GRENKE Finance Ballyroan Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €1,260
Sligo 07/08/19 Be Like The Bird K.J. Leonard Mdn 5f 160yds 4 8-6 Foran Equine Irish EBF (F) Auction M'dn €1,000
Naas 05/08/19 She's My Dream Sean P. Byrne Hcp 6f 1 8-13 64 Naas Racecourse H'cap (Div 2) €6,300
Naas 05/08/19 Aced It C. O'Donoghue Mdn 1m 2f 4 9-5 Kildare Post M'dn €650
Naas 05/08/19 X' Girl N.G. McCullagh Mdn 1m 3 9-0 Naas Racecourse (Fillies) M'dn €1,250
Galway 03/08/19 Darkened N.G. McCullagh Mdn 1m 73yds 2 9-5 Galway Shopping Centre M'dn €3,400

*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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