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 2020/202130626343028€201,900€268,070€469,970
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Fairyhouse 27/02/21 Scholastic Hdl 2m 4 10-9 118 Norman Colfer Winning Fair Juvenile Hdle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Fairyhouse 27/02/21 New Ross MdnHdl 2m fell 11-11 RED MILLS EBF Auction M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Le Fou's Keep MdnHdl 2m 6 11-1 Bobbyjo Day 27 February (M) M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €200
Navan 21/02/21 Global Equity NovHdl 2m 5f 2 10-13 125 Apple's Jade (Mares) Novice Hurdle (Listed) Listed €4,500
Navan 21/02/21 Miss Pernickety NovCh 3m p.u. 10-12 116 Ladbrokes Ten Up Novice S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2
Navan 21/02/21 Darasso (FR) Hdl 2m 5f 3 11-5 Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €3,500
Navan 21/02/21 Wowsham MdnHdl 1m 7f 170yds 4 12-0 Navan Members M'dn H'dle €600
Navan 21/02/21 Samurai Cracker HcpCh 3m 4 11-6 119 Racing Again March 6th H'cap S'chase €725
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Assemble (GB) NovCh 2m 5f 93yds fell 11-12 144 Flogas Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Global Equity HcpHdl 2m 2f 2 10-7 121 ISF EBF Paddy Mullins (Mares) H'cap Hdle (Grade B) Grade B €20,000
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Anything Will Do HcpHdl 3m 5 10-7 133 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €3,000
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Busselton (FR) Hdl 2m 3 11-2 Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hdle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €12,500
Leopardstown 06/02/21 Fun Light (FR) NovHdl 2m 6f 33yds 6 11-12 Nathaniel Lacy Solicitors Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €2,500
Leopardstown 06/02/21 Front View (FR) HcpHdl 2m 12 10-13 134 Ladbrokes H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 06/02/21 Top Moon (FR) HcpCh 2m 1f 57yds 2 10-6 131 Matheson H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €20,000
Down Royal 04/02/21 Sketrick HcpHdl 2m 150yds 5 10-10 87 Molson Coors (Mares) H'cap H'dle €330
Down Royal 04/02/21 Kinnegad Lad MdnHdl 2m 150yds 16 11-13 Molson Coors M'dn H'dle
Down Royal 04/02/21 La Chanteuse NovHdl 2m 3f 120yds 1 11-2 115 Molson Coors Rated Novice H'dle €8,700
Naas 31/01/21 Thermistocles HcpHdl 1m 7f 151yds 5 11-12 125 Celebrating The 2020 ITBA Awards Hcp Hdl €435
Naas 31/01/21 Triplicate HcpCh 2m 4f 90yds 10 11-3 123 Tipper Road Novice H'cap S'chase
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*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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