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 2021351411€22,500€19,350€41,850
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 14/04/21 Saltonstall (GB) F 1m 2 9-10 110 Heritage Stakes (Listed) Listed €7,500
Leopardstown 14/04/21 Little Camacho Hcp 7f 5 8-10 44 Sandyford Handicap €300
Leopardstown 14/04/21 Absolutely Mdn 1m 2f 9 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Leopardstown 14/04/21 Admiral Brown Mdn 1m 2f 12 9-7 Leopardstown Annual Members (C & G) M'dn
Leopardstown 11/04/21 Fernando Vichi F 1m 2f 6 9-5 98 P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €1,000
Leopardstown 11/04/21 Hazel F 7f 12 9-2 89 Ballylinch Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial Stks (Group 3) Group 3
Leopardstown 11/04/21 Moon Daisy Hcp 1m 2f 8 8-11 75 Leopardstown H'cap
Leopardstown 11/04/21 Magic Charm Hcp 1m 13 9-2 55 GAIN The Advantage Series H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 10/04/21 On Tiptoes Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 10 9-2 (Fillies) M'dn
Dundalk 10/04/21 Silver Surfer (GB) Mdn 5f 2 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €2,800
Gowran Park 08/04/21 Star Harbour Hcp 1m 9 9-9 77 Irish Injured Jockeys H'cap
Gowran Park 08/04/21 Sunday Special Mdn 1m 10 9-2 Irish Stall. Farms EBF Med. Auc. (F) Mdn
Gowran Park 08/04/21 Emporio Mdn 1m 6 9-7 86 Irish Stall. Farms EBF Med Auc (C&G) Mdn €300
Gowran Park 08/04/21 Miss Dancealot (GB) Hcp 1m 5f 160yds 12 8-11 40 @GowranPark1 H'cap (Div 2)
Gowran Park 07/04/21 Marketta Mdn 1m 1f 130yds 14 9-2 (Fillies) M'dn
Gowran Park 07/04/21 Adakaz Hcp 7f 8 9-8 59 Good Enuf To Eat Catering H'cap
Gowran Park 07/04/21 Ballinlough Gale Mdn 1m 1f 130yds 3 9-9 80 Racing Again Tomorrow M'dn €1,100
Cork 03/04/21 Clear Quartz Hcp 7f 6 10-1 64 H'cap (Div 2) €200
Cork 03/04/21 Casanova (GB) Hcp 1m 2f 30yds 10 9-7 92 Follow @CorkRacecourse On Twitter H'cap
Cork 03/04/21 Shinkansen (FR) Mdn 5f 5 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €465

*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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