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 2020/202123720252325€158,100€155,590€313,690
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
Fairyhouse 28/11/20 Curious Times HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds fell 11-3 116 Irish Racing Industry Fundraiser Hcp Hdl
Fairyhouse 28/11/20 Us And Them HcpCh 2m 110yds 7 11-7 145 EasyFix Equine H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Fairyhouse 28/11/20 Keskonrisk (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1 12-0 Kettles Country House Fingal M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €7,200
Thurles 26/11/20 Global Equity MdnHdl 1m 7f 187yds 2 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €2,600
Thurles 26/11/20 Grey Like Myself MdnHdl 1m 7f 187yds 13 11-4 Holycross M'dn H'dle
Thurles 26/11/20 Front View (FR) BegCh 2m 2f 3 12-0 Killinan Beginners S'chase €1,100
Thurles 26/11/20 Rubiana HcpHdl 2m 6f 92yds 3 11-6 84 Horse & Jockey H'cap H'dle €900
Thurles 26/11/20 Schmidt HcpCh 2m 2f p.u. 11-4 103 ThurlesRaces.ie H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 24/11/20 Deilginis HcpHdl 2m 5f 150yds 1 11-5 100 Ballymore Kildare (Mares) H'cap H'dle €6,600
Punchestown 24/11/20 The Irregular Ch 3m p.u. 11-6 104 Ballymore Group Risk Of Thunder S'chase
Punchestown 24/11/20 Fils D'oudairies (FR) NovCh 2m 3f 150yds fell 11-5 Ballymore Group Rated Novice S'chase
Punchestown 24/11/20 Wanchu Bach MdnHdl 2m 150yds 8 12-0 Hub At Ballymore M'dn H'dle
Cork 22/11/20 Land Jet MdnHdl 2m 10 11-9 Sobac Soil.ie Used On Cork M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Cork 22/11/20 Fahrenheit De Lecu (FR) MdnHdl 2m 8 12-0 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Cork 22/11/20 Konitho (FR) HcpCh 2m 160yds 7 10-9 123 Mallow H'cap S'chase
Cork 22/11/20 Whatucallher BegCh 2m 5f 7 11-7 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Beg. S'chase
Gowran Park 20/11/20 Isotope HcpHdl 2m 3 11-10 123 Holden Plant Rentals Novice H'cap H'dle €1,450
Gowran Park 20/11/20 Mighty Blue (FR) NovHdl 2m 4 10-11 Download The BoyleSports App Novice Hdle €675
Gowran Park 20/11/20 Strong Roots MdnHdl 2m 10 11-7 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 20/11/20 Ellipsism BegCh 2m 4f 8 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch

*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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