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 2019/2020658467€63,300€73,305€136,605
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
Killarney 23/08/19 Chead Solas MdnHdl 2m 1f 4 11-12 Get Racing TV For 12.50 Today M'dn Hdle
Killarney 23/08/19 Jack Dillinger BegCh 2m 1f 2 11-12 Plaza Hotel Beginners S'chase
Killarney 22/08/19 Stormey HcpCh 2m 1f 6 11-3 121 Owens McCarthy H'cap S'chase €370
Killarney 22/08/19 Sanibel Island HcpCh 2m 4f 180yds 11 11-5 102 Kelly Foley O'Connor Pyne Hcap Schase
Killarney 22/08/19 High Sparrow BegCh 2m 6f 180yds 3 11-12 Killarney Oaks Hotel Beginners S'chase €1,250
Killarney 21/08/19 Vhagar Hdl 2m 1f 10 10-8 Francie Sheahan's Bar 3-Y-O H'dle
Sligo 20/08/19 Walking Fame MdnHdl 2m 1f 110yds 4 10-11 BetVictor Bet 5 Get 40 (M) M'dn H'dle €575
Tramore 18/08/19 Shadow Seven (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5f 4 11-12 Comeragh Veterinary M'dn H'dle €575
Tramore 18/08/19 Blackhillsofdakota MdnHdl 2m 1 11-7 Tramore Amusement & Leisure Park Mdn Hdl €6,900
Tramore 18/08/19 Our Roxane HcpHdl 2m 4 11-7 90 Frank Gillane H'cap H'dle €525
Tramore 18/08/19 Treasure Chest HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds p.u. 11-8 121 McCarthys Irish Bar H'cap S'chase
Tramore 18/08/19 Linger HcpCh 2m fell 11-12 109 Heinz Pollmeier Memorial H'cap S'chase
Tramore 16/08/19 Swarez HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds 8 10-9 78 MM Halley & Son Solicitors H'cap S'chase
Tramore 16/08/19 Cusp Of Carabelli HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 1 11-9 106 Assembly Techniques H'cap H'dle €7,500
Tramore 15/08/19 Ballybrowney Jack (FR) BegCh 2m 5f 100yds fell 11-12 108 Pat Woodbyrne Memorial Beginners S'chase
Tramore 15/08/19 Eviscerating NovCh 2m fell 11-3 113 Three Ireland Rated Novice S'chase
Tramore 15/08/19 Stronghold (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-7 Victoria House M'dn H'dle €345
Tramore 15/08/19 Josephina HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 5 11-3 86 O'Neills Bar H'cap H'dle €315
Ballinrobe 12/08/19 Mosstown Miller HcpHdl 2m 180yds 8 10-13 82 Yupana Inc California H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 11/08/19 Moylass MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 4 10-11 Molson Coors (Mares) M'dn H'dle €550

*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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