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 2022/202329232212018€519,600€192,680€712,280
National Hunt 2021/202240532373535€262,800€253,415€516,215
National Hunt 2020/202139833433233€264,900€316,320€581,220
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 202250001€0€915€915
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
Gowran Park 26/01/23 Longhouse Poet Hdl 3m 100yds 6 11-3 142 John Mulhern Galmoy H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €730
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Natural Ability BegCh 2m 14 11-8 Fairyhouse For Your Fundraiser Beg. S'ch
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Emily Roebling MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds 2 11-7 110 HAY 'How Are Ya' Campaign (M) M'dn H'dle €2,000
Thurles 22/01/23 Picinisco MdnHdl 1m 7f 112yds u.r. 11-10 Red Mills Irish EBF Auction M'dn H'dle
Thurles 22/01/23 Six Feet Apart NovCh 2m 4f 78yds 6 10-6 Coolmore NH Sires EBF (M) Novice S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €1,000
Thurles 22/01/23 New Ross HcpHdl 1m 7f 112yds 4 10-7 111 Horse & Jockey H'cap H'dle €800
Thurles 22/01/23 Fakir D'oudairies (FR) Ch 2m 4f 78yds 1 11-12 163 Horse & Jockey Hotel S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €21,900
Navan 21/01/23 Larkfield Legacy HcpCh 3m 6 10-9 81 Gormanlough H'cap S'chase €210
Navan 21/01/23 Langdale Lane MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 Buy Your Navan 2023 Membership M'dn Hdle
Navan 21/01/23 Kingfisher Lane HcpHdl 2m 4f 16 11-6 101 Ardmulchan H'cap H'dle
Navan 21/01/23 Legacy Thor HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 10-0 116 Navan H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €800
Clonmel 17/01/23 Penny's Song MdnHdl 2m 164yds 13 10-13 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 17/01/23 Cillians Charm MdnHdl 2m 164yds 1 11-12 112 Monroe M'dn H'dle €6,000
Punchestown 16/01/23 Killinure Lass HcpHdl 2m 4f 130yds 9 10-9 90 Festival Hospitality Novice H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 16/01/23 Rowdy Romeo MdnHdl 3m 100yds 2 11-12 Think Group Deals At Festival M'dn H'dle €2,400
Punchestown 16/01/23 Orlock Point MdnHdl 2m 4f 130yds p.u. 11-7 Punchestown Members Club (M) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 16/01/23 Uberrima Fides (GB) MdnHdl 2m 18 11-7 15% Off Festival Tickets M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 15/01/23 Il Silenzio (GB) MdnHdl 2m 18 11-12 Seamus & Annie Hughes Memorial M'dn Hdle (Div 2)
Punchestown 15/01/23 Gracchus De Balme (FR) NovCh 2m 3f 160yds fell 11-0 Madigan Group Novice S'chase Grade 3
Fairyhouse 14/01/23 Costalotmore HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-10 128 Philip O'Connor Memorial 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).