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 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 25/11/22 Tai Sing Yeh Hcp 6f 3 8-12 72 Graeme Woods Memorial H'cap
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
Dundalk 25/11/22 Betrayed (GB) Hcp 5f 6 8-13 42 William Hill Pick Your Places H'cap
Dundalk 23/11/22 Tara Power Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 4 9-2 51 Book Online At H'cap (Div 1) €500
Dundalk 23/11/22 Dd Gold (GB) Mdn 7f 8 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Dundalk 23/11/22 Maid To Shine Mdn 6f 3 9-3 48 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk M'dn €1,200
Dundalk 23/11/22 Static Charge (GB) Hcp 7f 13 9-12 64 Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 23/11/22 Lone Fighter F 1m 14 9-2 72 On Twitter @DundalkStadium Claiming Race
Dundalk 18/11/22 Maralinga Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 5 9-12 66 H'cap €330
Dundalk 18/11/22 Lucky Number (GB) Hcp 1m 4f 6 9-4 44 Book Online At H'cap €210
Dundalk 18/11/22 Moonlit Mist Mdn 1m 3 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €1,500
Dundalk 18/11/22 Do Little Mdn 1m 12 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Dundalk 18/11/22 Kuwait Direction Hcp 6f 2 9-1 49 William Hill Bet Boost H'cap €2,100
Dundalk 16/11/22 Stratacaster (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 11 8-13 46 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 16/11/22 Tenth Amendment Hcp 2m 3 8-13 40 H'cap €1,000
Dundalk 16/11/22 Hector Berlioz (GB) Hcp 6f 10 9-11 63 DKITSU Race Night H'cap
Dundalk 16/11/22 Portarlington Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 10 9-3 57 Now Racing Every Wednesday H'cap
Dundalk 16/11/22 Abogados Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 11 8-13 42 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 11/11/22 Scarlet Dancer Hcp 6f 7 9-6 72 Bet On The Best Night Out At Dundalk Hcp

*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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