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 2019/20201269131311€70,500€134,770€205,270
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
Limerick 13/10/19 In A Pinch Hdl 2m 6f 100yds 6 11-0 106 PricewaterhouseCoopers Irish EBF (M) Hdl (Listed) Listed
Limerick 13/10/19 West Coast Time HcpHdl 3m 6 11-10 123 David Fitzgerald Memorial H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Geesala Scorpion MdnHdl 2m 13 11-3 St Margaret’s GAA Race Day M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Trongate HcpHdl 2m 13 11-10 107 Fairyhouse For Fundraisers H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 11/10/19 Our Brian HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 7 11-5 95 JP Corry Build Aviator H'cap H'dle
Galway 08/10/19 Anything Will Do NovHdl 2m 160yds 3 10-13 Faber Audiovisuals Novice H'dle €1,800
Tipperary 07/10/19 Immortal Name MdnHdl 2m 12 11-3 Join Tipperary Supp Club (C&G) M'dn H'dl
Tipperary 07/10/19 Flicker Flame MdnHdl 2m 4f 40yds 5 11-7 Follow Tipperary On Facebook (M) Mdn Hdl €330
Tipperary 07/10/19 Pass Hymn (GB) BegCh 2m 1f 2 11-12 www.tipperaryraces.ie Beginners S'chase €2,400
Tipperary 07/10/19 A Girl Like Me HcpCh 2m 4f u.r. 10-13 98 Tipperary H'cap S'chase
Tipperary 06/10/19 Plinth Hdl 2m 2 11-0 126 Horse & Jockey Hotel H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3 €11,500
Tipperary 06/10/19 Pass Hymn (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3 10-5 111 Fitzgerald's Woodlands Hotel H'cap H'dle €1,875
Tipperary 06/10/19 Grey Waters NovCh 2m 4f 4 10-9 119 Like-A-Butterfly Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,250
Gowran Park 05/10/19 Cosmic Horizon Hdl 2m 5 10-8 Jack Duggan Memorial 3-Y-O H'dle €450
Gowran Park 05/10/19 Chead Solas MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-12 Golf Memberships At Gowran Park Mdn Hdle €260
Gowran Park 05/10/19 Us And Them Ch 2m 4f 3 11-3 151 PWC Champion S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €4,500
Gowran Park 05/10/19 High Sparrow HcpCh 3m 1f p.u. 10-9 115 Paulstown H'cap S'chase
Gowran Park 04/10/19 Joy's Gift HcpHdl 2m 18 11-6 89 Watch Irish Racing On Racing TV Hcap Hdl
Clonmel 03/10/19 Abbi Shore (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3f 188yds 7 10-13 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 03/10/19 Sparta Maestro HcpHdl 2m 3f 188yds 14 11-5 88 Carrick-On-Suir H'cap H'dle

*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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