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 2019/202024925292121€227,400€221,990€449,390
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
Thurles 10/01/20 Woddy Wynne BegCh 2m 4f 110yds 10 11-12 www.thurlesraces.ie Beginners S'chase
Thurles 10/01/20 Ballybrowney Jack (FR) HcpCh 3m 154yds u.r. 11-11 107 Molony Cup H'cap S'chase
Clonmel 09/01/20 My Newbrook Rose HcpHdl 2m 3f 202yds 5 10-9 85 Tipperary H'cap H'dle €330
Clonmel 09/01/20 Seanbhothar MdnHdl 2m 3f 202yds fell 11-10 Monroe M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 09/01/20 Different Beat MdnHdl 2m 197yds 11 10-11 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Naas 05/01/20 Resurrected Duke MdnHdl 1m 7f 190yds 6 11-12 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €300
Naas 05/01/20 Midnight Run NovHdl 2m 4f 6 11-10 Lawlor's Of Naas Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €1,800
Cork 04/01/20 Deilginis BegCh 2m 4f 1 11-5 MansionBet Beginners S'chase €9,000
Fairyhouse 01/01/20 Massey's Wood (GB) BegCh 2m 5f 50yds p.u. 11-12 Fairyhouse On Social Media Beg. S'chase
Fairyhouse 01/01/20 Home By The Lee MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-9 Happy New Year From Fairyhouse M'dn Hdle €7,800
Fairyhouse 01/01/20 Geesala Scorpion HcpHdl 3m 13 10-11 98 Fairyhouse Launches New Brand H'cap Hdle
Punchestown 31/12/19 Smoking Gun BegCh 3m 1f 50yds 1 11-12 Tote Supporting Irish Racing Beg. Schase €8,400
Leopardstown 29/12/19 Grey Waters Hdl 2m 4f 65yds 8 10-13 119 Advent Insurance Irish EBF (M) H'dle (Grade 3) Grade 3
Leopardstown 29/12/19 Sempo MdnHdl 2m 4f 65yds 2 11-12 Pigsback.com M'dn H'dle €3,000
Leopardstown 29/12/19 Foxy Jacks HcpHdl 2m 4f 65yds 4 11-2 118 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Hcap Hdl €1,300
Leopardstown 28/12/19 Choungaya (FR) BegCh 2m 5f 4 11-12 Ballymaloe Foods Beginners S'chase €875
Leopardstown 28/12/19 Fun Light (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 75yds 2 11-7 Tote Supporting Leopardstown M'dn H'dle €3,000
Leopardstown 28/12/19 Youngnedofthehill HcpHdl 2m 4f 75yds 2 10-4 94 The lrish Daily Star Christmas Hcap Hdle €3,000
Leopardstown 28/12/19 Mortal HcpHdl 3m 24 10-6 127 Pertemps Network H'cap H'dle (Qualifier)
Leopardstown 27/12/19 Tower Bridge HcpCh 3m 50yds p.u. 11-0 140 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) Grade B

*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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