Gavin Ryan

Date of Birth: June 6, 2000

County of origin: Tipperary

First winner: Locus Standi (Jim Bolger) Dundalk, March 16, 2017 

Champion apprentice: 2020

HRI Award winner: Emerging Talent (2020); Ride of the Year Award (2020)

Assoc. Trainers: Donnacha O'Brien

Significant horses: Shale, Saltonstall, Current Option, Truffles,  Dawn Hoofer, Trossachs, Helvic Dream, Edification Locus Standi. 

Did you know:

From Killenaule, County Tipperary, Gavin rode a winner on his first ride on the racecourse when Locus Standi, trained by Jim Bolger, won the Follow Us On Twitter Handicap at Dundalk on March 16, 2017. He began his career with point-to-point trainer Aidan Kennedy and Edward O'Grady and then joined Jim Bolger as an apprentice. Gavin combines his riding career with school work and will sit his Leaving Certificate exams in June, 2019. 

Gavin rode the first double of his career at Dundalk on Friday, January 18, 2019 when he was successful on the Jim Bolger-trained McGuigan and Latchet. He rode his first treble at the same venue in November of the following year on when successful on the Donnacha O'Brien-trained Hazel, Ado McGuinness' Eglish and Pachmena for Johnny Feane, riding out his claim in the process.

The following afternoon at Naas, Gavin was crowned champion apprentice for 2020 with 51 winners. Gavin finished 15 winners clear of runner-up Shane Crosse.

Gavin was a dual winner at the 2020 Horse Racing Ireland Awards. On the back of a terrific season that saw him crowned champion apprentice, ride his first Group race winner and become the leading Flat jockey at the Galway festival, Gavin was the winner of the Emerging Talent Award.

For his winning effort on the Ado McGuinness-trained Saltonstall in the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap at Galway, Gavin topped a public poll to also win the 2020 Ride of the Year Award.

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2022/2023411242€6,000€12,910€18,910
Winter All Weather 2021/2022575543€39,000€22,115€61,115
Winter All Weather 2020/20216951557€31,200€42,080€73,280
Winter All Weather 2019/20207399119€60,600€40,395€100,995
Winter All Weather 2018/2019304341€27,188€13,363€40,550
Winter All Weather 2017/2018212123€12,500€6,400€18,900
Winter All Weather 2016/201711000€5,625€0€5,625
Flat 202234725272826€278,100€575,600€853,700
Flat 202137624392824€236,400€367,515€603,915
Flat 202039351423940€533,700€290,625€824,325
Flat 201923317142119€126,950€130,528€257,478
Flat 201898615411€55,938€55,263€111,200
Flat 2017403532€30,313€20,575€50,888

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Dundalk 01/02/23 Segomo Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 2 9-8 Book Online At M'dn €2,400
Dundalk 27/01/23 Maestro Stick (GB) Hcp 7f 6 9-2 56 H'cap €210
Dundalk 20/01/23 Wayside Lady Mdn 7f 6 9-3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €300
Dundalk 20/01/23 Reverberation (GB) Hcp 1m 5 9-1 50 Dundalk Winter Series Championship Hcap (Div 2) €300
Dundalk 20/01/23 Well Suited Hcp 1m 7 9-1 50 Dundalk Winter Series Championship Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 18/01/23 Maralinga Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 4 10-2 65 Dundalk Winter Series Championship Hcap (Div 2) €500
Dundalk 18/01/23 Kuwait Direction Hcp 6f 1 9-3 51 Crowne Plaza Dundalk Race & Stay Hcp (Div 1) €6,000
Dundalk 21/12/22 Atbay Hcp 7f 8 9-10 59 Dundalk Stadium Racing Returns 2023 Hcap
Dundalk 16/12/22 Emperor Of Silk Mdn 1m 7 9-9 Botanica International Ltd. M'dn
Dundalk 16/12/22 The Mpex Kid Hcp 7f 13 9-13 70 William Hill Racing Radio H'cap
Dundalk 16/12/22 Tara Power Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 11 9-3 51 Happy Christmas From All At Dundalk Hcap (Div 2)
Dundalk 14/12/22 Manwal Hcp 1m 13 9-13 62 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 14/12/22 Saoirses Lulaby Mdn 7f 14 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 02/12/22 Moving Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 14 9-1 40 H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 02/12/22 Genuine Jim Mdn 1m 10 9-7 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds M'dn
Dundalk 30/11/22 Do Little Mdn 7f 14 9-1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction M'dn
Dundalk 30/11/22 Maralinga Hcp 1m 4f 11 9-11 65 View Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium H'cap
Dundalk 25/11/22 Tai Sing Yeh Hcp 6f 3 9-0 72 Graeme Woods Memorial H'cap €1,650
Dundalk 25/11/22 Neverfindanother U Mdn 1m 11 9-3 (Fillies) M'dn
Dundalk 25/11/22 Junaina Mdn 6f 11 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn

*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).