Jim Bolger

County Of Origin: Wexford

Date of licence: 1976

First winner: Peaceful Pleasure (Dessie Hughes), Roscommon, September 20th, 1976

Significant horses (selected): Flame Of Tara, Park Appeal, Jet Ski Lady, Polonia, St Jovite, Alexander Goldrun, Finsceal Beo, New Approach, Dawn Approach, Pleascach

Assoc. jockeys: Kevin Manning, Ronan Whelan, Rory Cleary

Did you know:

Jim Bolger has enjoyed tremendous success as a trainer and breeder since taking out his licence in 1976. Dessie Hughes rode Bolger's first winner, Peaceful Pleasure, the 2/1 second favourite in the Ballymurray Handicap Hurdle at Roscommon in September of the same year, From humble beginnings, he has built up a fine training establishment from his base in Coolcullen that has helped him capture many big races around the world in the last four decades. He has trained some exceptional colts in the recent past, with Teofilo, New Approach and Dawn Approach all winning an array of prestigious Group 1 contests, with the first-named pair going on to become successful stallions. Jim Bolger is also renowned for his handling of fillies and mares and has enjoyed notable success with the likes of Flame Of Tara, Finsceal Beo, Park Appeal, Jet Ski Lady and Alexander Goldrun.

Parknasilla Hotel Goffs Fillies Million (Lush Lashes (GB) - K.J. Manning - 2007)

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) (Trading Leather - K.J. Manning - 2013)

Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stks (Group 1) (New Approach - K.J. Manning - 2008)

Boylesports Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1) (Finsceal Beo - K.J. Manning - 2007)

Darley Irish Oaks (Group 1) (Margarula - K.J. Manning - 2002)

Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1) (Verbal Dexterity - K.J. Manning - 2017)

Independent W'ford Wedgwood Phoenix Stks (Group 1) (Saoirse Abu (USA) - K.J. Manning - 2007)

Laing O'Rourke National Stakes (Group 1) (Teofilo - K.J. Manning - 2006)

Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1) (Pleascach - K.J. Manning - 2015)

Bank Of Scotland (Ire) National Stakes (Group 1) (New Approach - K.J. Manning - 2007)

Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) (Saoirse Abu (USA) - K.J. Manning - 2007)

Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Lush Lashes (GB) - K.J. Manning - 2008)

Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) (Alexander Goldrun - K.J. Manning - 2006)

Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) (Alexander Goldrun - K.J. Manning - 2005)

Goffs Vincent O'Brien Stakes (Group 1) (Dawn Approach - K.J. Manning - 2012)

Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap (Panstarr (GB) - R.P. Cleary - 2017)

Robert H.Griffin Debutante Stakes (Group 2) (Gaudeamus (USA) - K.J. Manning - 2006)

Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes (Group 2) (Herald The Dawn - K.J. Manning - 2015)

Anheuser Busch Railway Stakes (Group 2) (Democratic Deficit - K.J. Manning - 2004)

Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes (Group 2) (New Approach - K.J. Manning - 2007)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/2017419753€61,250€28,750€90,000
Winter All Weather 2015/20163631065€40,040€33,980€74,020
Winter All Weather 2014/2015267254€50,300€11,785€62,085
Winter All Weather 2013/201420100€0€2,125€2,125
Winter All Weather 2012/2013334554€47,400€13,566€60,966
Winter All Weather 2011/20126813675€76,370€22,737€99,107
National Hunt 2016/201710001€0€1,250€1,250
National Hunt 2014/201520000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2013/201440001€0€400€400
National Hunt 2012/201393020€19,600€1,840€21,440
National Hunt 2011/201250110€0€2,000€2,000
National Hunt 2010/201110001€0€450€450
National Hunt 2009/201010001€0€600€600
National Hunt 2005/200641000€9,100€0€9,100
National Hunt 2003/200420000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2002/200320000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2001/200210100€0€2,374€2,374
National Hunt 2000/200111000€5,111€0€5,111
Flat 201751358624457€1,082,113€701,875€1,783,988
Flat 201651259665555€845,075€866,488€1,711,563
Flat 201550161645755€1,114,860€675,875€1,790,735
Flat 201449564555860€923,600€632,528€1,556,128
Flat 201348066675261€1,540,940€663,500€2,204,440
Flat 201244445685750€825,900€579,198€1,405,098
Flat 201145048505038€702,850€490,040€1,192,890
Flat 201044156473935€738,295€475,387€1,213,682
Flat 200942155584140€911,295€915,171€1,826,466
Flat 200842552533644€1,727,710€1,043,730€2,771,440
Flat 200742059484030€2,713,010€547,343€3,260,353
Flat 200636438264731€1,188,300€539,698€1,727,998
Flat 200535142403633€920,800€609,576€1,530,376
Flat 200433734433128€793,130€543,705€1,336,835
Flat 200340231345338€589,050€403,665€992,715
Flat 200248962666032€1,299,310€686,648€1,985,958
Flat 200147042513545€678,092€420,335€1,098,427
Flat 200045945433043€482,438€261,471€743,909
Flat 199946357584747€558,749€438,945€997,694
Flat 199843650454733€359,940€200,638€560,578

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Naas 15/10/17 Ringside Humour K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 2f 6 9-7 88 www.naasracecourse.com H'cap
Naas 15/10/17 Cirin Toinne K.J. Manning F 1m 4f 12 9-6 90 Anjaal Irish EBF Bluebell Stakes (Listed)
Naas 15/10/17 Panstarr (GB) K.J. Manning F 1m 4 9-0 92 Clodovil Irish EBF Garnet Stakes (Listed) €2,875
Naas 15/10/17 Mearu G.M. Ryan Hcp 1m 2f 1 8-12 60 Hospitality At Naas Apprentice H'cap €6,875
Naas 15/10/17 Gasta R.P. Whelan Hcp 6f 6 9-7 93 At The Races EBF Birdcatcher Premier Nur €1,000
Naas 15/10/17 Vocal Music R.P. Cleary F 7f 9 8-13 73 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auct. Race Final
Naas 15/10/17 New Vocation K.J. Manning Mdn 6f 10 9-0 Rathasker Stud Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Naas 15/10/17 Solar Wave K.J. Manning Hcp 6f 4 9-2 88 At The Races EBF Birdcatcher Premier Nur €2,500
Cork 14/10/17 Moltoir R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 100yds 3 9-3 75 Rickie Healy Appeal Nursery H'cap €1,800
Cork 14/10/17 New To Town R.P. Whelan Mdn 7f 3 9-0 83 Coolmore Ruler Of The World M'dn €1,300
Cork 14/10/17 Cool Artist W.T. Byrne Hcp 1m 100yds 6 8-3 47 Savills Supp Rickie Healy Appeal App Hcp
Cork 14/10/17 Focus On Heaven R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 100yds 9 9-4 84 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap
Cork 14/10/17 Free Ranger R.P. Whelan Mdn 1m 100yds 2 9-5 Corporate HR Ireland Rickie Healy M'dn €2,400
Dundalk 13/10/17 Goldrush K.J. Manning F 1m 2f 150yds 1 8-12 Al Basti Equiworld Carlingford Stakes (Listed) €27,000
Dundalk 13/10/17 Twin Taps K.J. Manning Mdn 7f 12 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (F) Med.Auc.Mdn
Dundalk 13/10/17 Pirolo K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 7 9-13 64 CrownePlaza Leading Jockey&Trainer H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 13/10/17 Admodum (USA) K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 9 9-10 86 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Package H'cap
Gowran-Park 11/10/17 Balanced Approach K.J. Manning Mdn 1m 1f 110yds 9 9-9 76 Racing Again November 25th M'dn
Gowran-Park 11/10/17 Haunting Vocals K.J. Manning Hcp 7f 1 8-11 54 Gowran Park Racing Club Nursery H'cap €6,875
Gowran-Park 11/10/17 Cimeara K.J. Manning Mdn 1m 1 9-0 Thomastown (Fillies) Median Auction M'dn €7,500
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*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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