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 2022/2023541454€6,000€20,860€26,860
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 2023707283€99,900€45,460€145,360
Flat 202234725272826€278,100€575,600€853,700
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
Curragh 27/05/23 Proud And Regal F 1m 7 9-2 112 Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Group 1) Group 1
Curragh 26/05/23 St Laurence's Gate Mdn 6f 8 9-1 Irish EBF Auction Series M'dn
Curragh 26/05/23 Old Peculier (GB) Hcp 1m 15 9-6 69 Novibet Blog H'cap
Gowran Park 23/05/23 Starlight Rose F 1m 1f 100yds 6 8-11 39 Gowran Park Golf Club Claiming Race €210
Gowran Park 23/05/23 Daonethatgotaway (GB) Hcp 7f 16 9-3 66 Gowran Park H'cap
Gowran Park 23/05/23 Von Krolock Hcp 1m 7 9-3 50 Membership At Gowran Park Golf Club Hcap (Div 1)
Gowran Park 23/05/23 Pink Socks Hcp 1m 7 8-12 47 Membership At Gowran Park Golf Club Hcap (Div 2)
Roscommon 22/05/23 Maralinga Hcp 1m 2f 66yds 4 8-13 65 Racing Again Here On June 1st H'cap €625
Roscommon 22/05/23 Girl Crush Hcp 1m 4f 10yds 14 9-2 61 Free Admission Here On June 1st H'cap
Naas 21/05/23 Porta Fortuna F 5f 205yds 1 9-2 Coolmore Stud EBF (Fillies) Sprint Stks (Group 3) Group 3 €42,000
Naas 21/05/23 Badb F 5f 205yds 10 9-2 93 Goffs Lacken Stakes (Group 3) Group 3
Naas 21/05/23 Lolyta Mdn 1m 16 9-3 Twydil/Clovelly Irish EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Cork 17/05/23 Bold As Love Mdn 6f 7 9-3 Sign Up To Our Newsletter M'dn
Cork 17/05/23 El Tesoro Hcp 5f 3 8-11 74 Follow Us On Social Media H'cap €1,600
Cork 17/05/23 Rock Dandy Hcp 1m 2f 20yds 13 8-12 47 Racing Again June 16th H'cap
Killarney 16/05/23 Most Wanted Mdn 1m 31yds 3 9-9 Fexco M'dn €1,150
Killarney 16/05/23 Two Metres Apart Hcp 1m 31yds 7 8-13 40 Celtic Steps H'cap
Killarney 16/05/23 Impero F 1m 6f 44yds 3 9-4 76 Killarney Outlook Race €1,500
Navan 13/05/23 Daonethatgotaway (GB) Mdn 5f 15 9-8 Navan Racecourse M'dn
Navan 13/05/23 Fly To Glory Hcp 5f 16 9-2 78 Bellinter H'cap

*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).