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 2022/202339544303026€829,500€306,100€1,135,600
National Hunt 2021/202240532373535€262,800€253,415€516,215
National Hunt 2020/202139833433233€264,900€316,320€581,220
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 202310000€0€0€0
Flat 202250001€0€915€915
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
Listowel 05/06/23 Brogue Belle HcpHdl 2m 9 10-3 83 South Of Ireland (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Listowel 05/06/23 Woodie Wango MdnHdl 2m 8 11-12 John B. Keane (C & G) M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 04/06/23 William Of Wykeham BegCh 2m 3f 100yds 9 11-12 New Midland Hospice Beginners S'chase
Kilbeggan 04/06/23 Tuff Days HcpHdl 3m 95yds 2 11-6 87 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 04/06/23 Second Subaltern (USA) HcpHdl 2m 5 11-8 96 Midlands National 14th July H'cap H'dle
Tramore 03/06/23 Huit Reflets (FR) HcpHdl 2m 175yds 9 11-6 87 Comeragh Wildlife Park H'cap H'dle
Tramore 03/06/23 Elegant Dan HcpCh 2m 5f 50yds 1 11-7 87 Pickerdstown H'cap S'chase
Tramore 02/06/23 New Ross HcpHdl 2m 120yds 9 11-10 110 Butlerstown H'cap H'dle
Tramore 02/06/23 Must Be Dreaming BegCh 2m 5f 3 11-5 Curraghmore Beginners S'chase
Tramore 02/06/23 Mrs Biddle MdnHdl 2m 5f 30yds 6 11-7 Kilmeaden (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Tramore 02/06/23 Spy (GB) MdnHdl 2m 120yds 4 11-7 Ballyduff M'dn H'dle
Tramore 02/06/23 Tennessee Titan HcpHdl 2m 5f 30yds 5 11-11 92 Dunmore East H'cap H'dle
Wexford 31/05/23 Thirsty Thursday HcpHdl 2m 1f 100yds 11 11-2 83 BoyleSports H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Wexford 31/05/23 Image Du Large (FR) HcpHdl 2m 1f 100yds fell 11-6 87 BoyleSports H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Wexford 31/05/23 Ballinclay Court HcpHdl 3m 10 11-2 90 Country Fest Wexford Aug 13 H'cap H'dle
Wexford 31/05/23 Dovlator Hdl 3m 3 11-5 122 Support The Irish Injured Jockeys H'dle €1,200
Ballinrobe 30/05/23 Custom Of The Sea Hdl 2m 40yds 2 11-7 KPMG H'dle €2,400
Ballinrobe 30/05/23 Robin Elite MdnHdl 2m 40yds 5 11-4 Sheridan Electric M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €315
Ballinrobe 30/05/23 Tuff Days HcpHdl 2m 6f 13yds 3 11-6 87 FBD H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €1,050
Ballinrobe 29/05/23 The Flier Begley HcpCh 2m 7f 9 10-10 128 McHale Mayo National H'cap S'chase (Listed) Listed

*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).