JJ Slevin

County of origin: Wexford

First winner: Chapel Garden (John Clifford) Thurles, December 22nd, 2013

Significant horses: General Principle, Tower Bridge, Band Of Outlaws, 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 a second Cheltenham Festival winner in 2019 when he won the Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle on the Joseph O'Brien-trained Band Of Outlaws. 

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 2021/2022142100€13,200€2,330€15,530
National Hunt 2020/202139832443233€258,900€318,320€577,220
National Hunt 2019/202030329312926€258,900€257,765€516,665
National Hunt 2018/201934027453521€284,688€329,950€614,638
National Hunt 2017/201831932402827€609,688€237,925€847,613
National Hunt 2016/201717620162417€165,063€142,875€307,938
Flat 202010000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Kilbeggan 14/05/21 Zero Six Nine (GER) MdnHdl 2m 3f 61yds p.u. 10-10 Irish Farmers Journal M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Kilbeggan 14/05/21 Son Of Mahler MdnHdl 2m 3f 61yds 6 11-6 Irish Farmers Journal M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Kilbeggan 14/05/21 Sizing Malbay BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 7 11-7 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter Beg. S'chase
Kilbeggan 14/05/21 Fama Et Gloria MdnHdl 2m 6 12-0 KilbegganRaces.com M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 13/05/21 Sky Tenor (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f 189yds 1 11-0 80 Sliabh Na mBan H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €6,000
Clonmel 13/05/21 Bearwithmenow MdnHdl 2m 3f 189yds 9 11-3 Clonacody (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Killarney 10/05/21 Druid's Altar HcpHdl 2m 6f 50yds 9 11-4 131 Easy Clean Limited H'cap H'dle
Killarney 10/05/21 Lunar Display MdnHdl 2m 6f 50yds 2 11-9 121 Ring Of Kerry (Mares) M'dn H'dle €2,000
Killarney 09/05/21 Arthurian Fame HcpHdl 2m 1f 14 11-2 128 Kelly Farm Modernisation Ltd H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Killarney 09/05/21 Brooklyn Balance MdnHdl 2m 1f 8 11-6 ML Lynch Civil Engineering M'dn H'dle
Cork 08/05/21 Poets Touch (GB) NovHdl 2m 3f 10 10-10 93 Follow Us On Instagram Rated Novice Hdle
Cork 08/05/21 Meticulous MdnHdl 3m 50yds 1 12-0 131 Fermoy M'dn H'dle €7,200
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Lily's Gem HcpHdl 2m 1f 100yds 5 11-7 106 ITBA Supp. Northern Breeders (M) Hcp Hdl €330
Downpatrick 07/05/21 Baile An Sceilg MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 11 11-6 Irish Thoroughbred Agency M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 01/05/21 Better B Quick Ch 3m 1f u.r. 11-9 Dooley Insurance Cross Country S'chase
Punchestown 30/04/21 Ballyeden Lass NovHdl 2m 12 11-0 SalesSense International Novice H'dle
Punchestown 30/04/21 Duc D'allier (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f 9 10-3 131 EMS Copiers Novice H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Punchestown 29/04/21 Global Equity NovHdl 2m 40yds 2 11-6 125 Close Brothers (Mares) Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed €6,000
Punchestown 29/04/21 Anything Will Do HcpHdl 2m 7f 170yds 9 11-1 131 Conway Piling H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 29/04/21 Top Moon (FR) HcpCh 2m 7 10-10 135 Pigsback.com H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B

*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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