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 202133421342621€214,800€331,715€546,515
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
Leopardstown 16/10/21 April Showers F 1m 2f 8 9-0 102 Manguard Plus Trigo Stakes (Listed) Listed
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Alma Libre (FR) Mdn 1m 2f 4 9-2 70 Leopardstown Members Club M'dn
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Impero Mdn 1m 2 9-5 Irish EBF Support. TREO EILE (C&G) M'dn
Leopardstown 16/10/21 Red Azalea Mdn 1m 8 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 14/10/21 Nil Desperandum Mdn 5f 9 9-2 Hollywoodbets Money Back Irish EBF M'dn
Curragh 14/10/21 Sissoko Mdn 1m 1f 1 9-7 Friarstown Stud Irish EBF M'dn €9,900
Curragh 14/10/21 Easily Hcp 1m 4f 6 9-11 70 Hollywoodbets Best Odds Guaranteed H'cap (Div 1) €210
Curragh 10/10/21 Tullypole Annie Hcp 6f 13 8-11 54 Sentinel Ireland H'cap
Curragh 10/10/21 N'golo Hcp 2m 21 8-12 82 Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch
Thurles 07/10/21 Belgoprince (FR) Hcp 1m 4f 87yds 4 10-1 60 Littleton H'cap €500
Navan 06/10/21 Ben Alexander (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 8 9-1 38 The Yellow Furze H'cap (Div 1)
Navan 06/10/21 Brown Eagle Mdn 5f 164yds 8 9-7 Arkle Bar Median Auction M'dn
Tipperary 04/10/21 Wrist Art Hcp 7f 100yds 11 9-0 54 Junction H'cap (Div 2)
Tipperary 04/10/21 Drombeg Duke Hcp 7f 100yds 9 9-11 63 Junction H'cap (Div 1)
Tipperary 04/10/21 Le Jardin Secret Mdn 1m 1f 3 9-6 Irish EBF Supporting TREO EILE (F) M'dn €1,400
Dundalk 01/10/21 Boasty Hcp 1m 4 9-8 54 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey H'cap (Div 1) €500
Dundalk 01/10/21 I Know I Can (GB) Hcp 1m 4 9-10 56 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey H'cap (Div 2) €500
Dundalk 01/10/21 Orinoco River (USA) F 5f 8 9-0 90 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Legacy Stakes (Listed) Listed
Dundalk 01/10/21 Absolute Ruler (USA) F 7f 10 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF StarAppeal Stks (Listed) Listed
Bellewstown 30/09/21 Curraheen Princess Hcp 5f 3yds 1 8-12 47 Colm Quinn BMW H'cap €6,000

*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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