John Hanlon

County Of Origin: Kilkenny

Date of licence: 2006

First winner: Shaimaa (Mr Patrick Mullins), Cork, April 9, 2007

First Grade 1 winner: Skyace (Jody McGarvey) Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final, Fairyhouse, Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Significant horses: Skyace, Hidden Cyclone, Truckers Delight, Luska Lad, Alfa Beat, Darenjan, Shaimaa, Western Leader, Murchu, Usuel Smurfer, Camlann, Mighty Stowaway, Kilkishen, Dime A Dozen, Mega Mindy. 

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From Bagenalstown, County Carlow, John "Shark" Hanlon was involved in the cattle-trading business and his career in horse racing began with the Mullins brothers, Willie, Tony and George. He took out his own license to train in 2006, had his first runner in January of the following year and four months later enjoyed his first winner when the Patrick Mullins (claiming 7lbs)-ridden Shaimaa won a bumper at the Easter Festival at Cork. 

Darenjan, Luska Lad and the 2009 Punchestown festival winner Truckers Delight were notable early winners. Luska Lad gave Shark his first Graded success when landing the Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in January 2010 and followed up in the Red Mills Trial Hurdle, again at Grade 2 level, at Gowran Park the following month with Western Leader winning the Grade 2 Michael Purcell Memorial Novice at Thurles just 12 days later. Hidden Cyclone emerged as another stable star later that same year while Truckers Delight won at both the Punchestown and Galway festivals in 2011. Another major success in 2011 came Shark's way when Alfa Beat won the Kerry National at Listowel in September. 

It is not lost on Rachael Blackmore how instrumental Shark was on her early career. She rode her first winner on his Stowaway Pearl at Thurles in February 2011. 

Skyace, famously bought for £600, gave Shark his first Grade 1 winner when she captured the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse on Easter Sunday 2021. 

Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) (Alfa Beat - B.J. Geraghty - 2011)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) Novice Hdle (Grade 1) (Skyace - J.S. McGarvey - 2021) H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Truckers Delight - C. O'Farrell - 2011)

Red Mills Trial H'dle (Grade 2) (Luska Lad - D.N. Russell - 2010)

Connacht Tribune H'cap S'chase (Truckers Delight - C. O'Farrell - 2011)

Masterchef Hospitality H'cap H'dle (Grade C) (Truckers Delight - C. O'Farrell - 2009) Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) (Hidden Cyclone - B. Hayes - 2015)

BoyleSports Tied Cottage S'chase (Grade 2) (Hidden Cyclone - Andrew J. McNamara - 2015)

Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Luska Lad - D.N. Russell - 2010)

Michael Purcell Memorial Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Western Leader - C. O'Farrell - 2010)

Festival Party Pack Moscow Flyer Nov.Hdl (Grade 2) (Luska Lad - Andrew J. McNamara - 2010)

Cork Int'nal Airport Hotel H'cap H'dle (Darenjan - P.W. Flood - 2008)

Synergy Security Solutions Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Hidden Cyclone - Andrew J. McNamara - 2011)

Michael Purcell Memorial Novice H'dle (Grade 2) (Hidden Cyclone - Andrew J. McNamara - 2011)

Failte Ireland EBF H'cap (Truckers Delight - D.P. McDonogh - 2009)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) Novice Hdle (Grade 3) (Skyace - J.S. McGarvey - 2020)

Ryan's Cleaning Events Specialists H'dle (Grade 3) (Luska Lad - Andrew J. McNamara - 2010)

Caffrey's Bar & Restaurant H'cap S'chase (Grade C) (Murchu - M.A. Enright - 2012)

'For Auction' Novice H'dle (Grade 3) (Hidden Cyclone - Andrew J. McNamara - 2010)

Murray Spelman Poplar Square S'chase (Grade 3) (Hidden Cyclone - Andrew J. McNamara - 2012)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2019/202030000€0€300€300
Winter All Weather 2018/201930000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2017/201840000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2016/201710000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2015/201650000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2014/201540000€0€0€0
Winter All Weather 2013/201450010€0€640€640
Winter All Weather 2012/201370200€0€2,720€2,720
Winter All Weather 2011/201240000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2021/202214664514€40,200€28,275€68,475
National Hunt 2020/20212482324199€237,600€100,615€338,215
National Hunt 2019/20201326161310€47,313€77,425€124,738
National Hunt 2018/201918912141115€110,000€66,388€176,388
National Hunt 2017/20181333121111€23,438€61,738€85,175
National Hunt 2016/201718520121521€173,438€130,650€304,088
National Hunt 2015/201616210151515€104,463€93,083€197,545
National Hunt 2014/201519322152016€171,290€106,290€277,580
National Hunt 2013/201423710171618€74,930€90,734€165,664
National Hunt 2012/20132949142921€97,830€83,051€180,881
National Hunt 2011/201224123162122€276,050€95,538€371,588
National Hunt 2010/201128524191622€255,485€95,499€350,984
National Hunt 2009/201029214172225€188,750€80,185€268,935
National Hunt 2008/20091861615810€171,250€77,580€248,830
National Hunt 2007/2008887347€55,475€15,955€71,430
National Hunt 2006/2007101002€7,700€1,188€8,888
Flat 2021100000€0€0€0
Flat 202030001€0€750€750
Flat 2019230010€0€1,628€1,628
Flat 2018130100€0€4,100€4,100
Flat 2017232320€15,938€12,600€28,538
Flat 2016212111€14,688€6,238€20,925
Flat 2015221104€7,700€3,970€11,670
Flat 2014171104€5,250€3,013€8,263
Flat 2013270123€0€4,330€4,330
Flat 2012310124€0€4,550€4,550
Flat 2011211211€3,920€4,565€8,485
Flat 2010591315€4,900€6,675€11,575
Flat 20091074245€56,130€14,630€70,760
Flat 2008773535€27,300€17,530€44,830
Flat 2007444214€26,600€12,280€38,880

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Roscommon 03/08/21 Fierce Weather (GB) P.W. Mullins NHF 1m 7f 68yds 10 11-9 Irelands Hidden Heartlands INH Flat Race
Roscommon 03/08/21 Jerpoint Jess J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 2m 4f 14 11-7 Dysart M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 03/08/21 Mystery Show J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 1m 7f 68yds p.u. 10-7 Roscommon 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 03/08/21 Mis Clogher J.S. McGarvey BegCh 2m 5f 75yds p.u. 11-9 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Beg S'ch
Galway 31/07/21 King And Queen (FR) M.P. Sheehy Hcp 1m 3f 180yds 16 9-4 63 McDonogh Capital Investments H'cap
Galway 30/07/21 Blowing Dixie (GB) E. Walsh HcpHdl 2m 150yds p.u. 10-6 98 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Galway 30/07/21 Comporta (GB) Jamie Hayes HcpHdl 2m 150yds 13 10-4 98 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Galway 30/07/21 Hallowed Star HcpHdl 2m 150yds 1 11-12 116 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €9,600
Galway 29/07/21 Sefton Warrior (GB) J.S. McGarvey NovHdl 2m 11yds 11 11-2 Guinness Novice H'dle
Galway 29/07/21 Hewick J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 3m 4 11-3 116 Guinness 0.0% H'cap H'dle €725
Galway 29/07/21 Skyace J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 11yds p.u. 10-9 140 Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) Grade A
Galway 28/07/21 Teescomponentsyess J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 2m 5f 11yds p.u. 10-13 112 Biggest Dividends At H'cap H'dle
Galway 28/07/21 Easytigerbandit L. O'Neill NHF 2m 110yds 16 11-2 Tote+ Pays You More INH FlatRace
Galway 28/07/21 Balinaboola Steel B. Browne HcpHdl 2m 5f 11yds 8 11-4 120 Biggest Dividends At H'cap H'dle
Galway 28/07/21 Clongibbon Rose T. Hamilton NHF 2m 110yds 10 11-7 Ir Stallion Farms EBF INH (M) Flat Race
Galway 27/07/21 Dalileo R.P. Cleary Hcp 2m 110yds 19 9-9 73 The Latin Quarter H'cap
Galway 26/07/21 Bolbec (FR) R.P. Cleary Hcp 1m 4f 84yds 12 9-7 68 Easyfix H'cap
Galway 26/07/21 Mezyan (FR) Mdn 1m 4f 84yds 12 12-0 Monami Construction (Q.R.) M'dn
Galway 26/07/21 Mullins Cross A.B. O'Connor Mdn 1m 4f 84yds 11 11-4 Monami Construction (Q.R.) M'dn
Galway 26/07/21 Blowing Dixie (GB) J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 4f 84yds 13 8-13 65 Easyfix 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).

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