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 2022/2023159191389€284,400€94,870€379,270
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 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
Roscommon 26/09/22 Lizrona BegCh 2m 5f 3 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Beg S'ch
Roscommon 26/09/22 Drumderry Harlem MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 10-13 Thomas A. Murray Bar (Mares) M'dn Hdle
Roscommon 26/09/22 Ages Of Man MdnHdl 1m 7f 78yds fell 11-7 Boyle M'dn H'dle
Listowel 24/09/22 Smallcraftwarning NovHdl 2m 4f 8 11-0 Allman Contracts Novice H'dle
Listowel 23/09/22 Gibbet Hill HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-2 83 Guinness H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Listowel 23/09/22 Temptationinmilan HcpCh 2m 4f 1 11-2 97 Paud Fitzmaurice Memorial H'cap S'chase
Listowel 23/09/22 Nanny Tess HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-13 80 Guinness H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Listowel 21/09/22 Busselton (FR) HcpCh 3m 1 10-5 142 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €120,000
Listowel 21/09/22 Lucky Max (GER) BegCh 2m 6f 6 11-13 Brandon Hotel Beginners S'chase €280
Listowel 21/09/22 Nusra MdnHdl 2m 5 11-5 McSweeney Brothers M'dn H'dle €375
Listowel 19/09/22 Kilbunny Pontic MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €2,800
Listowel 19/09/22 Prairie Dancer HcpHdl 2m 1 11-2 132 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) Grade B €36,000
Listowel 18/09/22 Must Be Dreaming HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-6 101 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) H'cap H'dle €420
Listowel 18/09/22 Twolittlegirls MdnHdl 3m 7 11-5 Dairygold M'dn H'dle
Navan 17/09/22 Maimie's Magic MdnHdl 1m 7f 170yds 13 11-5 Bar One Racing Bet In-Play Mdn Hdle (Div 1)
Navan 17/09/22 Wowsham Hdl 2m 5f 150yds 5 11-5 124 Bar One Racing Quick Deposit H'dle €420
Downpatrick 16/09/22 Born Famous HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds p.u. 10-9 87 Remembering Caughoo H'cap S'chase
Sligo 14/09/22 Downthecellar HcpCh 2m 1f 55yds 4 11-5 123 Frank O'Beirne H'cap S'chase €800
Sligo 14/09/22 Ashqar Ch 2m 5f 47yds 5 11-4 97 Templehouse Lake S'chase €375
Galway 05/09/22 Stormey HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 6 11-11 113 Kenny Developments H'cap S'chase €240

*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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