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 2020/20211197131015€50,700€59,725€110,425
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
Listowel 23/09/20 Jack Dillinger BegCh 2m 6f 5 12-0 Brandon Hotel Beginners S'chase
Listowel 23/09/20 Sonny John MdnHdl 2m 12 12-0 Remembering Tommy McGivern M'dn H'dle
Listowel 21/09/20 Walking Fame MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle €700
Listowel 21/09/20 In A Pinch HcpHdl 2m 4f 2 11-3 105 Listowel H'cap H'dle €2,200
Listowel 20/09/20 Scholastic Hdl 2m 2 10-3 Kerry Group 3-Y-O H'dle €2,700
Listowel 20/09/20 Anything Will Do NovCh 2m 1f 2 11-9 Cheestrings Rated Novice S'chase €3,200
Navan 19/09/20 Grey Girly (FR) HcpHdl 2m 6f 6 10-8 87 30 Free Bet For New Customers Hcap H'dle (Div 2) €200
Navan 19/09/20 Risk Factor MdnHdl 2m 3 12-0 Bet Online With BarOneRacing.com Mdn Hdl €1,200
Navan 19/09/20 Touch Of Oscar HcpCh 2m 4f 1 11-4 117 Double The Odds Goalscorer H'cap S'chase €8,700
Downpatrick 18/09/20 Scarlet Rebel MdnHdl 2m 5f 110yds p.u. 10-13 84 Ulster Carpets M'dn H'dle
Tramore 17/09/20 Ran Rite BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 7 12-0 Waterford Greenway Beginners S'chase
Tramore 17/09/20 Elegant Dan HcpHdl 2m 5f 3 11-9 105 Brownstown Head H'cap H'dle €1,100
Punchestown 09/09/20 Schmidt HcpHdl 2m 4f 70yds 13 11-9 104 Baltreacy H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Punchestown 09/09/20 Land Jet MdnHdl 2m 150yds 14 11-9 Westgrove Hotel M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 08/09/20 Dawn Over Owning MdnHdl 2m 150yds 13 11-2 Sanctuary Synthetics 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 08/09/20 Sonny John MdnHdl 2m 150yds 5 12-0 Lemongrass Fusion Citywest M'dn H'dle €360
Punchestown 08/09/20 Rebelle Chaud MdnHdl 2m 150yds 11 11-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle
Galway 07/09/20 Filon D'oudairies (FR) BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 9 12-0 Win Big With Tote Beginners S'chase
Galway 07/09/20 Karawaan MdnHdl 2m 130yds 4 12-0 Kenny Developments M'dn H'dle €600
Galway 07/09/20 Not So Simple HcpHdl 2m 5f 87yds 2 11-12 89 The Galway H'cap H'dle €1,800

*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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