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 202222118211620€215,700€393,635€609,335
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 15/08/22 Dream Today Hcp 6f 2 9-6 92 Bar One Racing Mourne H'cap €4,400
Dundalk 15/08/22 Dusty Winds Hcp 1m 7 9-8 57 Bar One Racing Quick Withdraw H'cap
Dundalk 15/08/22 Persian Wolf Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 8 9-7 56 Bar One Racing €50 Free Bet H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 15/08/22 Saraqael Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 8 8-13 87 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Red God' H'cap
Dundalk 15/08/22 Daughteroffortune Mdn 6f 9 8-12 Irish EBF Auction Series (F) M'dn
Dundalk 15/08/22 Claycastle Mdn 1m 7 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Curragh 13/08/22 Jer Batt Mdn 6f 5 9-2 Irish EBF Median Sires Series M'dn €750
Curragh 13/08/22 Lady Skipper Hcp 6f 5 8-13 67 TRI Equestrian Nursery H'cap €390
Curragh 13/08/22 Badb F 5f 6 9-0 98 Qatar Racing And Equestrian Club Stakes (Listed) Listed €750
Curragh 13/08/22 Ever Rock Hcp 6f 6 9-10 66 Holden Plant Rentals H'cap €230
Curragh 13/08/22 Moon Daisy F 1m 6f 3 9-6 97 Comer Group Irish St Leger Trial Stakes Group 3 €5,500
Cork 12/08/22 Tanseeq (GB) Hcp 7f 12 9-8 53 Follow Us On Social Media H'cap
Cork 12/08/22 Ali Babes Hcp 6f 1 9-9 65 Donate To Coast To Curragh Cycle H'cap €6,600
Cork 12/08/22 Porthos Mdn 1m 4f 6 9-8 Newmarket M'dn €240
Leopardstown 11/08/22 Simply Glorious (USA) F 1m 6f 2 9-2 82 Jockey Club of Turkey Vinnie Roe Stakes (Listed) Listed €7,500
Gowran Park 10/08/22 Fancy Red Diamond Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 9 8-12 44 BOYLESPORTS Supporting Irish Racing Hcap
Gowran Park 10/08/22 Cherub Rock Hcp 7f 2 9-6 60 Pat Smullen Coast To Curragh Cycle H'cap (Div 1) €2,300
Gowran Park 10/08/22 Le Jardin Secret Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 16 9-11 70 Irish EBF Supp Champions Weekend (F) Mdn
Tipperary 05/08/22 Rock On Seamie Hcp 1m 1f 11 9-3 67 Tipperary H'cap
Tipperary 05/08/22 Ali Babes Mdn 5f 4 9-3 67 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €750

*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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