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 2019/202017918211613€158,400€163,635€322,035
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Clonmel 14/11/19 More Music MdnHdl 2m 3f 101yds 11 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 14/11/19 High Sparrow HcpHdl 3m s.u. 11-4 129 Clonmel Oil Service Station H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Cerberus (GB) MdnHdl 2m 1 10-12 Winter Festival 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €6,600
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Bad Cigar HcpHdl 2m p.u. 10-12 80 Your Fundraiser At Fairyhouse H'cap Hdle
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Smoking Gun BegCh 2m 5f 8 11-12 Fairyhouse Membership Beginners S'chase
Navan 10/11/19 The Moyglass Flyer HcpHdl 2m 3 11-5 118 The Hotel Park St Johann H'cap H'dle €1,650
Naas 09/11/19 Embittered MdnHdl 2m 1 11-12 Irish Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €9,000
Naas 09/11/19 Blackhillsofdakota Hdl 2m 7 10-13 118 Fishery Lane H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Naas 09/11/19 Tower Bridge BegCh 2m 3f 4 11-12 141 Mongey Communications Beg. S'chase €725
Thurles 07/11/19 Balbir Du Mathan (FR) HcpCh 2m 2f p.u. 11-6 119 Littleton H'cap S'chase
Thurles 07/11/19 Flicker Flame MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 Templemore (Mares) M'dn H'dle €2,200
Thurles 07/11/19 Minx Tiara HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 10-4 105 Ballagh (Mares) H'cap H'dle €3,200
Thurles 07/11/19 In A Pinch HcpHdl 2m 12 11-12 106 Two-Mile Borris H'cap H'dle
Cork 03/11/19 Arthurian Fame MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 Paddy's Super Enhancements M'dn H'dle €2,600
Cork 03/11/19 West Copake MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-3 The Paddy Power Onside App Mares M'dn H'
Cork 03/11/19 Grey Waters NovCh 2m 4f 7 10-7 119 Paddy Power Money Back EBF Novice S'ch (Grade 3) Grade 3
Down Royal 02/11/19 A Wave Of The Sea Hdl 2m 100yds 1 11-4 Value Cabs 3-Y-O H'dle €9,000
Down Royal 02/11/19 Autumn Berry MdnHdl 2m 100yds 12 11-12 Tayto Group M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 02/11/19 Curious Times HcpHdl 2m 100yds 11 10-1 116 North Down Marquees H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Down Royal 01/11/19 Missie's Boy (GB) MdnHdl 2m 6f 12 11-12 CBRE Property Experts M'dn H'dle

*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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