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

Assoc. Trainers: Donnacha O'Brien

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

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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 2020/2021474844€24,000€20,420€44,420
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 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 20/01/21 Arioch (FR) Mdn 1m 4f 3 9-9 M'dn (Div 2)
Dundalk 20/01/21 Annabelle Rock Hcp 6f 2 9-12 61 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Hcp (Div 1)
Dundalk 15/01/21 Pillar (GB) Hcp 5f 2 9-9 58 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium H'cap €2,000
Dundalk 15/01/21 The Bank Of Dad Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 9 9-10 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Mdn
Dundalk 15/01/21 Mairead Kate Hcp 7f 14 10-1 64 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 15/01/21 Baltinglass Abbey Hcp 5f 3 9-5 63 Find Us On Facebook @dundalkstadium Hcap €1,000
Dundalk 11/01/21 Dame Joan (GB) Hcp 1m 11 9-11 60 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 11/01/21 Strip Light Hcp 1m 4f 8 10-0 63 H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 11/01/21 Winston Wolfe Hcp 2m 1 9-9 54 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap (Div 2) €6,000
Dundalk 11/01/21 Star Harbour Mdn 7f 5 9-7 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Mdn €330
Dundalk 11/01/21 Edrine Mdn 6f 13 9-4 HOLLYWOODBETS HORSE RACING BETTING M'dn
Dundalk 08/01/21 Mairead Kate Hcp 1m 9 10-2 65 H'cap
Dundalk 08/01/21 Faakhirah F 7f 10 9-13 79 HOLLYWOODBETS HORSE RACING Rated Race
Dundalk 08/01/21 Faraah Mdn 6f 7 9-2 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Mdn
Dundalk 08/01/21 Raphael (GER) F 1m 1 10-1 87 Join Us On Instagram Claiming Race €6,000
Dundalk 08/01/21 Three Sevens Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 14 9-6 56 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 27/11/20 Clonard Abbey Hcp 1m 4f s.u. 9-9 51 Dundalk Stadium Gift Vouchers App. H'cap
Dundalk 27/11/20 Zippity Hcp 5f 9 9-7 56 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Hcp
Dundalk 25/11/20 Royal Admiral F 1m 4f 2 9-1 65 Claiming Race €1,800
Dundalk 25/11/20 Edrine Mdn 1m 11 9-2 Test Your Tipping Talents 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).

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