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 2020/20216951557€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 202120812241714€149,700€236,930€386,630
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
Gowran Park 24/07/21 Dusty Winds Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 10 9-10 59 Leighlinbridge H'cap (Div 2)
Gowran Park 24/07/21 Sentiment Mdn 7f 7 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran Park 24/07/21 Lady Of The Realm (GB) Mdn 7f 12 8-10 Irish EBF Auction Series (F) M'dn
Down Royal 23/07/21 Absolute One Right Hcp 5f 12 9-0 44 Coors H'cap
Down Royal 23/07/21 Tyrconnell Hcp 7f 5 10-0 90 Pravha H'cap
Leopardstown 22/07/21 Happy Company Hcp 1m 7f 5 9-3 59 Horseraces S.A. Of Greece H'cap €315
Leopardstown 22/07/21 Unconquerable F 7f 20yds 3 9-5 Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €5,000
Naas 21/07/21 Dandyville Hcp 5f 205yds 1 9-6 71 Sean Barrett Bloodstock Insurances H'cap €6,900
Naas 21/07/21 Orinoco River (USA) F 5f 5 9-2 Arqana Irish EBF Marwell Stakes (Listed) Listed €1,440
Curragh 18/07/21 April Showers F 1m 1f 2 9-2 96 Kilboy Estate Stakes (Group 2) Group 2 €20,000
Curragh 18/07/21 Current Option F 7f 4 9-10 106 Romanised Minstrel Stakes (Group 2) Group 2 €5,000
Curragh 18/07/21 Arnhem Hcp 5f 2 10-0 78 Finlay Volvo H'cap €2,300
Curragh 17/07/21 Gulliver (GB) Hcp 6f 63yds 14 9-10 99 Paddy Power Scurry H'cap
Curragh 17/07/21 Nicest F 1m 4f 3 9-2 105 Juddmonte Irish Oaks (Group 1) Group 1 €40,000
Curragh 17/07/21 Shinkansen (FR) Hcp 6f 6 9-5 80 Dingle Whiskey Nursery H'cap €310
Leopardstown 15/07/21 Punta Di Piedi Mdn 1m 8 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 15/07/21 Moon Daisy Hcp 1m 4f 180yds 2 9-4 70 Booterstown H'cap €2,100
Killarney 14/07/21 Three Sevens Hcp 1m 40yds 13 8-12 42 Kenmare H'cap (Div 1)
Killarney 14/07/21 Happy Company Hcp 1m 3f 35yds 3 9-10 58 Muckross H'cap €1,000
Killarney 14/07/21 Amazing One (GB) Hcp 1m 40yds 13 8-11 46 Kenmare H'cap (Div 2)

*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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