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. 

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 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 20218231146€41,100€60,685€101,785
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 12/05/21 King Wasp Hcp 1m 9 8-11 49 The H'cap
Dundalk 12/05/21 Orinoco River (USA) Mdn 5f 2 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Killarney 11/05/21 Drogheda Dave (GB) Mdn 1m 31yds 9 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) M'dn
Killarney 11/05/21 Place Des Vosges Hcp 2m 182yds 2 9-11 72 Celtic Steps Supports Frontline H'cap €2,300
Killarney 11/05/21 Big Island Mdn 1m 31yds 4 9-9 76 Killarney Race Goers Club M'dn €550
Killarney 11/05/21 No Way Jack Hcp 1m 31yds 7 9-0 49 Killarney Outlook H'cap (Div 1)
Leopardstown 09/05/21 Shinsengumi Mdn 1m 4f 6 9-7 Captain Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial M'dn €240
Leopardstown 09/05/21 Fernando Vichi F 1m 2f 3 9-5 98 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €7,000
Leopardstown 09/05/21 Hazel F 1m 11 9-2 89 Irish 1,000 Guineas Trial (Group 3) Group 3
Leopardstown 09/05/21 Oh So True (USA) Hcp 1m 2f 14 9-11 87 Ballinteer H'cap
Naas 08/05/21 Arnhem Hcp 5f 205yds 8 9-3 74 Lily & Wild Take-Away Picnic H'cap
Naas 08/05/21 Elanora Mdn 7f 2 9-2 80 Naas Racecourse (Fillies) M'dn €2,400
Naas 08/05/21 Silver Surfer (GB) Mdn 5f 2 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €2,800
Cork 07/05/21 Wonder Starelzaam Mdn 5f 10 9-7 47 Cork M'dn
Cork 07/05/21 Wicklow Silver Mdn 1m 2f 10yds 10 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Cork 07/05/21 Sirjack Thomas Hcp 7f 16 8-11 85 Mallow H'cap
Gowran Park 05/05/21 Our Anniversary (FR) Hcp 1m 9 8-12 38 Gowran Park H'cap (Div 2)
Gowran Park 05/05/21 Lily Of The Glen Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 10 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran Park 05/05/21 Emporio Mdn 1m 2 9-7 83 Paulstown M'dn €2,400
Gowran Park 05/05/21 To Dream (GB) Mdn 7f 11 9-7 Goresbridge 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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