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 2022/2023117151186€121,800€85,150€206,950
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 202240001€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
Tramore 13/08/22 Bears Hug Hcp 1m 4f 7 10-4 64 Strand Inn Dunmore H'cap
Tramore 12/08/22 Double Windsor HcpCh 2m 5f 120yds p.u. 10-11 78 Hanntec H'cap S'chase
Ballinrobe 08/08/22 Darisana (FR) MdnHdl 2m 143yds 8 10-5 J.J.Burke Peugeot 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 08/08/22 She Is Electric MdnHdl 2m 6f 168yds 2 11-1 RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle €4,000
Ballinrobe 08/08/22 Slige Dala HcpHdl 3m 1f 157yds 3 11-12 121 Burleigh Accountancy H'cap H'dle €1,500
Downpatrick 07/08/22 Our Brian HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 11 11-2 80 Speckled Hen H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 07/08/22 Gibbet Hill HcpHdl 2m 5f 165yds 2 11-0 81 Balloo H'cap H'dle €2,000
Downpatrick 07/08/22 Little Nan MdnHdl 2m 5f 165yds 8 10-11 Magners Irish Cider M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Mr Brogue HcpHdl 2m 8 11-4 84 Mahon Hospitality Group H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 06/08/22 Harel Du Marais (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3 11-4 KilbegganRaces.com M'dn H'dle €1,000
Wexford 05/08/22 Greenhill Damsel HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 4 11-8 96 Traynors Of Wexford H'cap H'dle €525
Wexford 05/08/22 Cosmology MdnHdl 2m 160yds 12 11-4 Wexford Races Ladies Day M'dn H'dle
Sligo 04/08/22 Dixon Line (GB) HcpHdl 2m 1f 195yds 8 11-6 97 Apex Controls Ltd Hcap Hdle
Sligo 04/08/22 Faron NovHdl 2m 1f 195yds 1 11-4 118 Kilcawley Construction Rated Nov Hdle €9,300
Sligo 04/08/22 Sunkist MdnHdl 2m 1f 195yds 8 11-7 Martin Reilly Hyundai (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Sligo 04/08/22 Nanny Tess HcpHdl 2m 1f 195yds 8 11-2 83 Kennedy's Bar H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 02/08/22 An Droichead Gorm HcpCh 3m 70yds 4 12-0 95 Castlerea H'cap S'chase €500
Roscommon 02/08/22 Masrur MdnHdl 2m 30yds 14 11-4 Curraghboy M'dn H'dle
Cork 01/08/22 In A Nice Way MdnHdl 2m 1f 3 11-7 Mallow (M) M'dn H'dle €1,200
Cork 01/08/22 Lucy Van Pelt HcpHdl 2m 2f 180yds 13 11-8 89 Follow Us On Instagram (M) 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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