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 2021/20228171065€50,700€34,805€85,505
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
Limerick 22/07/21 Poets Touch (GB) HcpHdl 2m 14 11-5 90 Knocklong H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 I'm No Stranger MdnHdl 2m 1f 95yds 10 11-6 Mayo News M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Joan Of Pimlico MdnHdl 2m 1f 95yds 4 10-12 Corrigan's Ballintubber Stores Mdn Hdle €500
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Mac Suibhne HcpHdl 2m 1f 95yds 14 10-11 91 West Tyre Ballinrobe H'cap H'dle
Ballinrobe 20/07/21 Rubiana HcpHdl 2m 5f 122yds 12 11-4 83 Sweeney Oil H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Tipperary 18/07/21 Hide Out HcpCh 2m 120yds p.u. 10-9 80 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services H'cap Chase
Killarney 16/07/21 Touch Of Oscar HcpCh 2m 4f 11 12-0 116 BoyleSports Live Casino H'cap S'chase
Killarney 16/07/21 Lucy Van Pelt MdnHdl 2m 6f 180yds 7 11-1 Play Over 1,000 Games (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Killarney 16/07/21 Border Battle HcpHdl 2m 1f 12 11-3 86 Daily Jackpots At BoyleSports H'cap H'dl (Div 2)
Sligo 11/07/21 Call The Fairies HcpHdl 2m 194yds 7 10-11 98 I.S.F. EBF (Mares) Novice H'cap H'dle
Sligo 11/07/21 Buachaill Dana MdnHdl 2m 194yds 8 11-4 Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel M'dn H'dle
Limerick 10/07/21 Global Equity BegCh 2m 6f 50yds 6 11-9 Croom (Mares) Beginners S'chase €250
Limerick 10/07/21 Druid's Altar BegCh 2m 3f 160yds 1 11-2 Glin Beginners S'chase €7,500
Limerick 10/07/21 Rubiana HcpCh 2m 6f 50yds 2 11-7 93 Templeglantine H'cap S'chase (Div 2) €2,000
Limerick 10/07/21 Chosen Flower BegCh 2m 2f p.u. 11-7 Adare Beginners S'chase
Cork 09/07/21 King's Vow (FR) MdnHdl 3m 7 12-0 Follow Us On Twitter M'dn H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 Risk Factor MdnHdl 2m 3 12-0 CorkRacecourse.ie M'dn H'dle €1,200
Cork 09/07/21 Custers Mistake MdnHdl 2m fell 11-9 Fermoy M'dn H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 Abbi Shore (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 14 11-2 97 Follow Us On Instagram (M) H'cap H'dle
Cork 09/07/21 Zamond (FR) HcpHdl 2m 7 11-0 91 Mallow H'cap 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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