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. 

The Tote Galway Plate (H'cap S'chase) (Grade A) (Hewick - J.C. Gainford - 2022)

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

BoyleSports H'cap H'dle (Grade B) (Hallowed Star - Rachael Blackmore - 2022)

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)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2022/2023150104€0€8,250€8,250
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 2022/20232386151318€258,000€94,350€352,350
National Hunt 2021/20223081015824€69,600€73,440€143,040
National Hunt 2020/202124823241910€237,600€100,815€338,415
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 202320000€0€0€0
Flat 2022281305€6,900€12,030€18,930
Flat 2021150001€0€600€600
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
Limerick 26/05/23 Leroy Leroy (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f 13 11-1 95 The Regeneron 'Science To Medicine' H'ca
Limerick 26/05/23 Who's Houdini HcpHdl 2m 6f 4 11-8 96 FEXCO Asset Finance H'cap H'dle
Limerick 26/05/23 Pots And Pans J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 2m 100yds fell 10-12 RED MILLS EBF Auction M'dn H'dle
Limerick 26/05/23 Instant Return Shane Fenelon HcpHdl 2m 3f 16 11-7 108 The Regeneron 'Science To Medicine' H'ca
Limerick 26/05/23 Finding Freedom Shane Fenelon HcpHdl 2m 6f 11 10-8 89 FEXCO Asset Finance H'cap H'dle
Limerick 26/05/23 Super Glory Shane Fenelon MdnHdl 2m 100yds 10 10-4 RED MILLS EBF Auction M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 23/05/23 Humanitarian (USA) Shane Fenelon MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 4 11-5 Punchestown's Fittest's Club M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €600
Punchestown 23/05/23 Mezyan (FR) Shane Fenelon HcpHdl 2m 3f 80yds 12 10-6 80 Join Us For Summer In Town H'cap Hdle (Div 1)
Punchestown 23/05/23 Steps In The Sand E. Walsh MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 7 10-9 Summer In Town BBQ & Sports M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 23/05/23 Fireworks (FR) J.S. McGarvey HcpHdl 1m 7f 180yds 9 11-7 94 Summer In Town Family Ticket H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Punchestown 23/05/23 Nasee (GB) Rachael Blackmore HcpHdl 2m 3f 80yds 2 11-5 86 Join Us For Summer In Town H'cap Hdle (Div 2) €2,000
Gowran-Park 23/05/23 Claycastle C.D. Hayes Hcp 7f 15 9-2 65 Gowran Park H'cap
Downpatrick 19/05/23 Lakefield Flyer J.S. McGarvey BegCh 2m 3f 55yds 1 11-12 Remembering Caughoo Beginners S'chase €6,600
Downpatrick 19/05/23 Ardad Derek (GB) Shane Fenelon MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 9 10-5 Joe Rea Memorial M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 19/05/23 Latest Model Shane Fenelon HcpHdl 2m 5f 100yds 5 11-2 87 Earlybird Opportunity H'cap H'dle €300
Downpatrick 19/05/23 Russian Diamond R.L. McCrory Ch 3m 4f 150yds 4 11-7 Down Royal Breeders Hunters S'chase €875
Downpatrick 19/05/23 Sulafaat K. Callaghan HcpHdl 2m 5f 100yds 4 10-9 80 Earlybird Opportunity H'cap H'dle €500
Tipperary 18/05/23 Sovereign Duke (GER) Shane Fenelon HcpHdl 2m 2 11-2 97 Follow Us On Facebook H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €2,200
Killarney 15/05/23 Feigh Shane Fenelon HcpHdl 2m 4f 15 10-4 115 M.D. O'Shea & Sons H'cap H'dle
Killarney 15/05/23 Pahlavi J.S. McGarvey MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-4 Cronin Electrical M'dn Hdle €1,050

*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).