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 2021/202218917171716€127,200€79,030€206,230
National Hunt 2020/202139832443233€258,900€318,320€577,220
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 202010000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Wexford 24/10/21 Ask Nile HcpCh 2m 4f 4 11-2 122 Jim And Kay Whitty Memorial Hcap S'chase €800
Wexford 24/10/21 Ocojohn MdnHdl 2m 4f 150yds 7 11-4 Download The Boylesports App M'dn H'dle
Wexford 24/10/21 Kilgorey HcpHdl 2m 4f 150yds 10 11-12 98 www.horsehappyvets.com H'cap H'dle
Wexford 24/10/21 Naomh Moling MdnHdl 2m 13 11-6 Michael Moore Car Sales M'dn H'dle
Wexford 24/10/21 Lunar Display Hdl 2m 4f 150yds 1 11-5 119 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Mares) H'dle €7,800
Galway 23/10/21 Powerful Kieran MdnHdl 2m 90yds 3 11-2 The Renvyle House Hotel 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €1,200
Galway 23/10/21 Global Equity NovCh 2m 2f 54yds 1 11-5 SANSERV Rated Novice S'chase €9,600
Galway 23/10/21 Ice Cool (GB) HcpHdl 3m 13 10-13 80 COLM QUINN BMW H'cap H'dle
Galway 23/10/21 Greenhill Damsel MdnHdl 2m 90yds fell 11-7 Corrib Oil M'dn H'dle
Sligo 22/10/21 Cassidys Girl HcpHdl 2m 4f 7 11-0 80 Visit racingtv.com H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Thurles 21/10/21 Sean Says BegCh 2m 4f 142yds 5 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Beg. S'ch €420
Thurles 21/10/21 Matilda With Me MdnHdl 2m 13 11-8 Thurles (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Thurles 21/10/21 Global Mayhem HcpHdl 2m 6 11-1 82 Leugh H'cap H'dle €200
Thurles 21/10/21 Bellgrove HcpCh 2m 2f 1 10-2 72 The www.thurlesraces.ie H'cap S'chase €6,000
Thurles 21/10/21 Some Joke HcpHdl 2m 7f 14 11-0 88 Premier County Mares H'cap H'dle
Cork 17/10/21 Not So Simple HcpHdl 3m 50yds 5 11-9 101 Thank You To The Frontline H'cap H'dle €330
Cork 17/10/21 Busselton (FR) NovCh 2m 4f 1 11-2 130 BetVictor Irish EBF Novice S'chase €11,100
Punchestown 13/10/21 Filey Bay MdnHdl 2m 3 12-0 BetVictor Support Irish Racing M'dn Hdle €1,200
Punchestown 12/10/21 Christmas Jumper HcpHdl 2m 4f 150yds 1 11-13 101 Ladbrokes Proud To Support H'cap H'dle €6,000
Limerick 10/10/21 Lunar Display Hdl 2m 6f 100yds 3 10-12 119 Irish EBF Cailin Alainn Mares Hdle (Listed) Listed €2,750

*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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