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)

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)

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)

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)

Knight Frank Juvenile H'dle (Grade 2) (Espoir D'allen (FR) - M.P. Walsh - 2017)

EBF Coolmore Stud Ulster Oaks (F) H'cap (Balrath Hope - D.P. McDonogh - 2012)

BetVictor GambleResponsibly Tara Hcp Hdl (Grade B) (Jukebox Jive (FR) - C.P. McNamara - 2020)

The Irish Independent H'dle (Grade 3) (Espoir D'allen (FR) - J.S. McGarvey - 2018)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2022/2023453464€19,200€22,110€41,310
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 2022/202337946413646€372,300€263,150€635,450
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 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
Dundalk 01/02/23 Giselles Defence G.F. Carroll Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-8 Book Online At M'dn €1,200
Dundalk 01/02/23 Musical Rhapsody G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-13 69 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk H'cap €6,300
Dundalk 01/02/23 Transcendental (FR) G.F. Carroll Hcp 6f 6 10-2 72 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium H'cap €210
Limerick 31/01/23 Hillsin K.E Buckley HcpHdl 2m 4 11-11 91 Support Patrickswell GAA Opp. H'cap Hdle (Div 1) €500
Limerick 31/01/23 One Cool Lady K.E Buckley MdnHdl 2m 5 11-7 Limerick Opportunity (Mares) M'dn H'dle €300
Limerick 31/01/23 Pont Audemer (FR) K.E Buckley HcpHdl 2m 1 10-11 91 Support Patrickswell GAA Opp. H'cap Hdle (Div 2) €6,000
Punchestown 30/01/23 Theonewedreamof L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m 1 10-2 92 Bar One Racing Price Boosts H'cap H'dle €6,900
Punchestown 30/01/23 La Malmason K.M. Donoghue NovHdl 2m 4f 70yds 2 11-7 Bar One Racing Rated Novice H'dle €3,000
Punchestown 30/01/23 Pepsiwithacap S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 2m 9 10-7 97 Bar One Racing Price Boosts H'cap H'dle
Naas 29/01/23 Downtherefordancin (GB) K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 1m 7f 151yds 15 11-7 Cheltenham Trials Day At Naas M'dn H'dle
Naas 29/01/23 Pour Pavore K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 1m 7f 151yds 4 11-8 119 Naas Cleanest Town In Ireland H'cap Hdle €725
Naas 29/01/23 Always Force It P.M. O'Brien MdnHdl 1m 7f 151yds 18 11-0 Cheltenham Trials Day At Naas M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 28/01/23 Tyre Kicker (FR) K.M. Donoghue HcpCh 3m 1f 110yds 1 11-11 106 Follow Fairyhouse On Social Hcap S'chase €6,600
Fairyhouse 28/01/23 Soldaro S.W. Flanagan MdnHdl 2m 4f 93yds 4 11-5 Book Tickets @ M'dn H'dle €600
Dundalk 27/01/23 Tabuk G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 3 9-8 75 Book Online At H'cap €1,150
Dundalk 27/01/23 Je T'ai Porte G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 3 9-9 73 Crowne Plaza Dundalk Race & Stay H'cap €1,150
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Conna Cottage K.M. Donoghue BegCh 2m fell 11-12 Fairyhouse For Your Fundraiser Beg. S'ch
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Broken Ice K.M. Donoghue HcpCh 2m 5f 6 11-11 112 Follow Fairyhouse On Social Hcap S'chase €220
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 On My Bike S.W. Flanagan MdnHdl 2m 9 11-4 Easter Festival Early Bird M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/23 Sweet Will K.E Buckley HcpCh 2m 5f 2 10-13 105 Follow Fairyhouse On Social Hcap S'chase €2,200

*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).