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 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 2022/202315318231917€117,000€114,665€231,665
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 202215610171214€82,200€125,693€207,893
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
Down-Royal 26/09/22 Melnik G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 4f 175yds 6 9-3 75 Molson Coors Beverage Company H'cap
Roscommon 26/09/22 Malina Girl K.M. Donoghue BegCh 2m 5f 1 11-7 113 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Beg S'ch
Roscommon 26/09/22 Hascoeur Clermont (FR) K.E Buckley HcpHdl 2m 7f 170yds 2 11-9 112 Class Grass H'cap H'dle
Listowel 24/09/22 Boyzohboyz K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 3 11-7 John Lynch Memorial M'dn H'dle €1,350
Curragh 24/09/22 Giselles Romance G.F. Carroll Hcp 6f 6 9-7 65 Barberstown Castle Nursery H'cap €230
Listowel 23/09/22 Creggsman S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 3m 13 11-3 84 Guinness H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Listowel 23/09/22 My Mate Mozzie K.E Buckley HcpHdl 2m 3 11-4 140 Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €10,000
Listowel 22/09/22 Willie The Waffler G.F. Carroll Mdn 1m 9 9-8 MAC Fuels & General Supplies M'dn
Listowel 22/09/22 Dane Fete G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 4f 14 9-8 64 Kevin McManus Bookmaker H'cap
Listowel 22/09/22 Theonewedreamof G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 6f 55yds 15 8-13 61 Treo Eile Retraining Racehorses H'cap
Listowel 21/09/22 Perceval Legallois (FR) M.P. Walsh HcpHdl 3m 2 11-5 123 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle €3,500
Listowel 20/09/22 Earls G.F. Carroll Hcp 1m 1 8-13 82 Listowel Arms Hotel H'cap €13,200
Listowel 19/09/22 Global Export L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 2m u.r. 10-8 124 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) Grade B
Listowel 18/09/22 Pont Audemer (FR) L.P. Dempsey Hdl 2m 13 10-8 Kerry Group 3-Y-O H'dle
Listowel 18/09/22 Aprils Joy K.E Buckley HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-6 106 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) H'cap H'dle €280
Listowel 18/09/22 Pepsiwithacap S.W. Flanagan Hdl 2m 7 10-7 Kerry Group 3-Y-O H'dle
Navan 17/09/22 Duncreevan J. Dunne NHF 1m 7f 170yds 12 11-7 (P-A) INH Flat Race
Navan 17/09/22 Bentham P.M. O'Brien HcpHdl 2m 5f 150yds 6 11-7 102 Hcap Hdle €210
Downpatrick 16/09/22 Magheralin Mick L.P. Dempsey NovHdl 2m 5f 110yds 4 11-10 J P C Rated Novice H'dle €550
Downpatrick 16/09/22 Final Orders (GB) K.M. Donoghue BegCh 2m 1f 165yds 2 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch €2,800

*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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