Gavin Cromwell

County of origin: Meath

Date of licence: 2005

First winner: Dodder Walk (Andrew Lynch) Cork, April 7, 2007

First Flat winner: Five Two (Séamus Heffernan) Dundalk, November 26, 2010 

First Graded winner (National Hunt): Jer's Girl (Barry Geraghty) Fairyhouse, March 27, 2016

First Group race winner (Flat): Princess Yaiza (Andrea Atzeni) Group 2 Qatar Prix de Royallieu, Longchamp, October 6, 2018

Significant horses (selected): Flooring Porter, Vanillier, Quick Suzy, Princess Yaiza, Espoir D'Allen, Jer's Girl, Sretaw, Mallards In Flight, Balrath Hope, Dodder Walk, Political Policy, Elusive Ivy, Jukebox Jive, Jimmil, Alfa Mix, Darver Star, Raz De Maree, Famous Milly. 

Did you know:

Gavin Cromwell once harboured hopes of becoming a jockey but after spells as a teenager on the Curragh with Dessie Hughes and later at Newmarket with Paul Kellaway and in Australia, where he was based a Flemington Racecourse, he took a different route.

He returned home from Australia to begin his apprenticeship as a farrier, qualifying and quickly building up a strong business which he continued to run after taking out his trainer's licence in 2005. Two years later enjoyed his first winner when Dodder Walk landed a handicap hurdle in the hands of the then 3lbs claiming rider Andrew Lynch at Cork on April 7, 2007. Cromwell scored a notable success with Sretaw (Wayne Lordan) in the Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh in August, 2014.

Jer's Girl became a more high-profile winner when giving Cromwell his first Grade 1 success when taking the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle under Barry Geraghty at Fairyhouse in March, 2016. She added to that at the Punchestown festival the following month when taking the Grade 1 Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle, again with the former champion jockey in the saddle. 

Gavin won his first Group race on the Flat when Princess Yaiza landed the Group 2 Qatar Prix de Royallieu at ParisLongchamp on October 6, 2018 and his finest success in the jumping game came at the Cheltenham Festival in March of the following year when he won the Unibet Champion Hurdle with the Mark Walsh-ridden Espoir D'allen in the JP McManus colours. 

He recorded a notable Grade 1 double at the Cheltenham Festival in 2021 when winning the Stayers' Hurdle with Flooring Porter and the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle with Vanillier. Then stable jockey Jonathan Moore missed both winners through an 11th hour injury and the winning rides went to Danny Mullins and Mark Walsh respectively. Flooring Porter repeated his success in the same race, with Mullins again in the saddle, in 2022. 

Quick Suzy lived up to her name when winning the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes to give Cromwell and jockey Gary Carroll a first Royal Ascot success in June 2021. 

Ir. Stal. Farms EBF Irish Cambridgeshire (Sretaw - W.M. Lordan - 2014)

Paddy Power Cheltenham Fanzone Hcap S'ch (Grade B) (Final Orders (GB) - K.M. Donoghue - 2023)

Race And Stay Leopardstown H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Perceval Legallois (FR) - M.P. Walsh - 2023)

Leopardstown Christmas H'dle (Grade 1) (Flooring Porter - J.M. Moore - 2020)

Local Bookmakers November H'cap (Jukebox Jive (FR) - S.P. Davis - 2019)

Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hdle (Grade 1) (Jer's Girl - B.J. Geraghty - 2016)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Nov.H'dle (Grade 1) (Jer's Girl - B.J. Geraghty - 2016)

eCOMM Merchant Solutions H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Flooring Porter - J.M. Moore - 2020)

Mallow H'cap (Earls - D. McMonagle - 2023)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Nov. H'cap S'ch (Grade B) (Jimmil - C.D. Maxwell - 2020)

Hanlon EBF Glencarraig Lady (M) Hcp S'ch (Grade C) (Mallards In Flight - L.P. Dempsey - 2015)

Randox Ulster National H'cap S'chase (Malina Girl - K.M. Donoghue - 2023)

Colm Quinn BMW H'cap S'chase (Peaches And Cream - S.W. Flanagan - 2022)

Randox Ulster National H'cap S'chase (Spades Are Trumps - M.M. McDonagh - 2022)

Tara H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Alfa Mix (GB) - J.M. Moore - 2019)

Larkins Pub, Restaurant, B&B H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Darver Star - J.M. Moore - 2019)

Fast Shipping Bellewstown H'cap H'dle (Ming Dynasty (FR) - J.M. Moore - 2019)

Paddy Power Cork Grand Nat.H'cap S'chase (Grade B) (Raz De Maree (FR) - G.N. Fox - 2016)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery (Famous Milly - R.P. Cleary - 2016)

Paddy Power H'cap (Breathe Easy - W.M. Lordan - 2016)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2022/2023534475€26,700€24,500€51,200
Winter All Weather 2021/2022454664€30,300€27,085€57,385
Winter All Weather 2020/2021511445€6,000€18,060€24,060
Winter All Weather 2019/2020393461€27,600€21,250€48,850
Winter All Weather 2018/2019284153€26,831€12,763€39,594
Winter All Weather 2017/2018193121€23,750€11,575€35,325
Winter All Weather 2016/2017230341€0€15,300€15,300
Winter All Weather 2015/2016244322€37,800€12,480€50,280
Winter All Weather 2014/2015102101€10,500€1,650€12,150
Winter All Weather 2013/201471211€4,900€3,340€8,240
Winter All Weather 2012/201320000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2011/201230000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2022/202351758545259€615,900€355,680€971,580
National Hunt 2021/202257854435638€482,400€345,920€828,320
National Hunt 2020/202154852424629€461,700€284,310€746,010
National Hunt 2019/202045162402835€641,275€325,353€966,628
National Hunt 2018/201931333301833€313,125€156,613€469,738
National Hunt 2017/2018162814913€107,000€93,963€200,963
National Hunt 2016/20171261011710€110,625€96,088€206,713
National Hunt 2015/20166414736€219,850€30,633€250,483
National Hunt 2014/2015275622€58,200€15,125€73,325
National Hunt 2013/2014161000€4,900€0€4,900
National Hunt 2012/2013161401€7,000€6,065€13,065
National Hunt 2011/2012250032€0€2,590€2,590
National Hunt 2010/201170001€0€350€350
National Hunt 2009/2010162221€13,650€3,878€17,528
National Hunt 2008/2009170020€0€3,365€3,365
National Hunt 2007/2008152100€15,400€1,700€17,100
National Hunt 2006/200761000€7,000€0€7,000
National Hunt 2005/200660100€0€1,530€1,530
Flat 2023364004€78,600€6,680€85,280
Flat 202219813211718€107,700€170,803€278,503
Flat 202114215161414€129,000€157,820€286,820
Flat 20201449151011€60,300€81,565€141,865
Flat 201922712211315€136,000€153,065€289,065
Flat 2018120519811€60,313€107,013€167,325
Flat 20171167131115€63,750€93,263€157,013
Flat 2016753445€75,625€56,769€132,394
Flat 2015363324€17,500€8,320€25,820
Flat 2014151702€61,000€19,465€80,465
Flat 2013102010€11,900€800€12,700
Flat 2012112210€35,850€5,400€41,250
Flat 2011110210€0€3,620€3,620
Flat 2010151200€3,430€2,168€5,598
Flat 200920000€0€0€0
Flat 200890210€0€3,910€3,910
Flat 200720200€0€3,315€3,315

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Ballinrobe 30/05/23 Je T'ai Porte K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 40yds 9 11-12 121 Monroes John Monroe Memorial (M) Hcp Hdl
Ballinrobe 29/05/23 Ilikedwayurthinkin K.E Buckley HcpCh 2m 7f 7 10-13 134 McHale Mayo National H'cap S'chase (Listed) Listed
Ballinrobe 29/05/23 Bay Ambition B.W. Harvey HcpCh 2m 3f 100yds 5 10-4 113 McHale F5000 Range Veterans Hcap S'chase €480
Curragh 28/05/23 Transcendental (FR) G.F. Carroll Hcp 6f 1 9-0 75 Barberstown Castle Irish EBF (F) H'cap €15,600
Curragh 26/05/23 Giselles Ausie G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 17 10-0 77 Novibet Blog H'cap
Curragh 26/05/23 Cyber Attack G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 9 9-0 80 DNG Spring (Fillies) H'cap
Curragh 26/05/23 Earls G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 16 9-2 92 Novibet Emerald Mile H'cap
Limerick 26/05/23 Millies Dream K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 3f 9 11-9 90 Regeneron Ireland H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Limerick 26/05/23 Reflectionist (FR) S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 2m 3f 1 11-11 85 Regeneron Ireland H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €6,300
Limerick 25/05/23 Steppenwolf (FR) K.M. Donoghue BegCh 2m 3f 160yds p.u. 11-12 D Pack Beginners S'chase
Limerick 25/05/23 Jeremys Flame K.M. Donoghue Ch 2m 3f 160yds 1 11-7 147 EI Electronics Irish EBF (Mares) S'chase €13,800
Punchestown 23/05/23 Mister Wilson K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 2 11-7 105 Summer In Town BBQ & Sports M'dn H'dle €2,400
Punchestown 23/05/23 Carlton Gardens (GB) K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 1m 7f 180yds 10 11-6 99 Summer In Town Family Ticket H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Punchestown 23/05/23 Shana Cloon S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 1m 7f 180yds 7 10-10 89 Summer In Town Family Ticket H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Punchestown 23/05/23 Reflectionist (FR) S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 2m 3f 80yds 1 11-4 85 Join Us For Summer In Town H'cap Hdle (Div 2) €6,000
Roscommon 22/05/23 Pinot Gris G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 4f 10yds 4 8-13 62 Abbey Hotel, Roscommon H'cap €575
Roscommon 22/05/23 Macinamillion N.M. Crosse Hcp 1m 4f 10yds 9 8-8 57 Abbey Hotel, Roscommon H'cap
Wexford 20/05/23 Galore Desassences (FR) K.E Buckley NovCh 2m 3 11-3 Poolcourt Novice S'chase €1,350
Wexford 20/05/23 Hascoeur Clermont (FR) K.M. Donoghue HcpCh 3m 1f 50yds p.u. 11-13 106 Ambrex Switchgear H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 19/05/23 Queenie Newall (FR) K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 8 11-5 100 Tote Always SP Or Better H'cap H'dle

*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).