Jim Bolger

County Of Origin: Wexford

Date of licence: 1976

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

1,000th winner: Staviski (Christy Roche) Roscommmon, June 7, 1992

2,000th winner: Teacht An Earraig (Danny Mullins) Curragh, May 25, 2008

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

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 2018/2019142210€23,125€5,250€28,375
Winter All Weather 2017/2018223242€26,875€10,025€36,900
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 2018/201910000€0€0€0
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 201848846615852€735,113€718,025€1,453,138
Flat 201754960655061€1,122,300€735,735€1,858,035
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
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Dundalk 07/12/18 New Direction L.T. McAteer Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 11 9-4 77 Crowne Plaza Jockey&Trainer Awards H'cap
Dundalk 07/12/18 Latchet W.T. Byrne Hcp 7f 10 8-8 49 Dundalk Stadium Apprentice H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 07/12/18 Theobald K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 3 9-8 97 www.dundalkstadium.com H'cap
Dundalk 07/12/18 Dawn Trouper K.J. Manning Hcp 2m 2 8-13 84 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap
Dundalk 30/11/18 Dawn Trouper R.P. Cleary Hcp 1m 4f 2 8-4 79 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap €5,000
Dundalk 30/11/18 Early Voice K.J. Manning Mdn 7f 8 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn (Div 1)
Dundalk 23/11/18 Come At Dawn R.P. Cleary Hcp 7f 9 8-10 47 Christmas Party Nights at Dundalk H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 21/11/18 Miraculum R.P. Cleary Hcp 1m 4f 7 8-13 53 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey&Trainer Hcap (Div 2)
Dundalk 21/11/18 Teologia L.T. McAteer Hcp 1m 4f 10 9-5 64 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey&Trainer Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 16/11/18 Dawn Trouper R.P. Cleary Mdn 1m 4f 1 9-5 72 www.dundalkstadium.com M'dn €7,500
Dundalk 16/11/18 Paisean G.M. Ryan Hcp 1m 13 8-12 62 Christmas Parties Apprentice Nursery
Dundalk 16/11/18 New Direction R.P. Cleary Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 9 8-8 78 Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night Hcap
Dundalk 16/11/18 Mcguigan W.T. Byrne Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 5 9-4 59 Light Up Your Night H'cap (Div 1) €250
Dundalk 09/11/18 Theobald K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 1 9-5 90 Floodlit Friday Nights H'cap €15,625
Naas 04/11/18 Gallitea R.P. Cleary Hcp 1m 2f 11 8-5 70 Bet At Toals.com H'cap
Naas 04/11/18 Vocal Music K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 2f 10 9-8 87 Bet At Toals.com H'cap
Naas 04/11/18 Sacchoandvanzetti K.J. Manning Hcp 7f 4 8-13 77 McAuley Place Nursery €875
Naas 04/11/18 Normandel (FR) K.J. Manning F 1m 3f 190yds 4 9-0 103 Finale Stakes (Listed) Listed €2,250
Dundalk 02/11/18 New Direction K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 4f 7 9-1 79 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap
Dundalk 02/11/18 Latchet G.M. Ryan Hcp 7f 2 8-5 49 Irishinjuredjockeys.com H'cap (Div 1) €2,000
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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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