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 2020/2021211116€0€5,260€5,260
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

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Kilbeggan 10/07/20 Khanmurjan (USA) MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 3 11-3 Follow Kilbeggan Instagram (C&G) Mdn Hdl (Div 1)
Kilbeggan 10/07/20 Arthurian Fame MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 1 12-0 124 Follow Kilbeggan Instagram (C&G) Mdn Hdl (Div 2)
Kilbeggan 10/07/20 Stowaway Lass MdnHdl 2m 3f 180yds 5 11-1 Tullamore (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 10/07/20 Star Max (GER) BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 4 12-0 135 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook Beg S'chase
Bellewstown 08/07/20 Blackhillsofdakota HcpHdl 2m 4f 39yds 8 11-3 116 Seamus Mulvaney Crockafotha H'cap H'dle
Killarney 07/07/20 Etincelle Lioterie (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6f 180yds 4 11-1 Kelly Farm Modernisation Ltd (M) Mdn Hdl €500
Bellewstown 04/07/20 Pass Hymn (GB) HcpHdl 2m 160yds 5 12-0 109 Click & Collect Your Signage H'cap Hdle €330
Tipperary 01/07/20 William Of Wykeham HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-9 97 MansionBet's Beaten By A Head H'cap Hdle
Tipperary 01/07/20 Boro Tari BegCh 2m 3f 130yds 5 11-7 MansionBet Proud to Support Beg S'chase €330
Tipperary 01/07/20 My Oakclahome HcpCh 2m 7f 70yds 4 11-10 98 Emly H'cap S'chase €500
Tipperary 01/07/20 Mister Thriller HcpHdl 3m 8 11-10 91 MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Hcap Hdl (Div 1)
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Gone Racing HcpHdl 2m 4 10-13 86 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €500
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Grey Girly (FR) HcpHdl 2m 3f 180yds p.u. 10-12 86 Mullingar H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Unchago HcpCh 2m 3f 200yds 8 11-0 83 Follow Kilbeggan On Insta H'cap S'chase
Tipperary 26/06/20 Desert Island MdnHdl 3m 2 10-13 TipperaryRaces.ie M'dn H'dle €2,000
Tipperary 26/06/20 Early Doors (FR) Hdl 2m 11 11-3 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Tipperary 26/06/20 Masterstonemason HcpHdl 2m 14 11-12 107 Oola H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 24/06/20 Ya Boy Ya MdnHdl 2m 4f 198yds 4 12-0 The Athleague M'dn H'dle €500
Limerick 22/06/20 Gameasapebble HcpHdl 2m 100yds 12 10-13 80 Patrickswell H'cap H'dle
Limerick 22/06/20 Etincelle Lioterie (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6f 4 11-9 Adare Mares M'dn H'dle €600

*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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