John Feane

County Of Origin: Kildare

Date of licence: 2014

First winner: Prince Connoisseur (Pat Smullen) Dundalk, January 24, 2014 

First Group race winner: Keeper Of Time (Ronan Whelan) Leopardstown, April 12, 2021

Significant horses: Keeper Of Time, Bounce The Blues, Prince Connoisseur, Strategic Heights, Spruce Meadows, Not A Bad Oul Day, Have A Nice Day, Dragons Call, Cleveland Street, Swish. 

Did you know:

John is the only son of the late Jimmy Feane, a licensed trainer in the late 1970s and early 1980s and best known as head groom in Moyglare Stud Farm for over 30 years. John is also the nephew of Declan Gillespie, who was first jockey for Jim Bolger for many years as well as being part of the Vincent O’Brien team in Ballydoyle in the late 1980s before proving to be a successful trainer in his own right.

John enjoyed six winners as an amateur rider and he rode both his first (Green Debate (Cork, April 2004)) and final winner (Graduand (Naas, January 2005) for the then Curragh-based trainer Frances Crowley. Frances' late husband Pat Smullen rode John's first winner as a trainer, Prince Connoisseur, at Dundalk in January of 2014 and he was also on board Strategic Heights who was to give Feane three more wins over the course of the next five weeks.

John enjoyed notable handicap success with the likes of Spruce Meadows, Dragons Call, Not A Bad Oul Day and Have A Nice Day. Bounce The Blues was his first Listed race winner at Naas in August 2020 and in winning the Group 3 Ballylinch "Priory Belle" 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes, Keeper Of Time became his first Group race winner at Leopardstown in April of the following year. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2022/2023130011€0€3,370€3,370
Winter All Weather 2021/2022292210€13,200€7,325€20,525
Winter All Weather 2020/2021171132€6,000€7,080€13,080
Winter All Weather 2019/2020393262€19,200€15,275€34,475
Winter All Weather 2018/2019315144€31,875€12,325€44,200
Winter All Weather 2017/2018472826€12,500€23,400€35,900
Winter All Weather 2016/2017707687€41,250€23,488€64,738
Winter All Weather 2015/2016225430€33,600€8,440€42,040
Winter All Weather 2014/2015284242€24,150€8,130€32,280
Winter All Weather 2013/201474100€26,600€1,190€27,790
National Hunt 2021/202210000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2019/202020000€0€338€338
National Hunt 2018/201910000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2017/2018110021€0€3,500€3,500
National Hunt 2016/2017230013€0€3,338€3,338
National Hunt 2015/2016101005€6,300€2,675€8,975
National Hunt 2014/201571100€7,000€1,360€8,360
National Hunt 2013/201420000€0€0€0
Flat 2022717759€173,700€113,340€287,040
Flat 20219712998€116,700€44,990€161,690
Flat 2020118951111€76,200€45,250€121,450
Flat 2019119512813€44,425€58,753€103,178
Flat 20181371081312€106,500€62,775€169,275
Flat 201723823292422€224,375€190,088€414,463
Flat 201615618131019€129,638€85,588€215,225
Flat 2015705385€31,850€19,565€51,415
Flat 2014387434€75,200€17,915€93,115

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Dundalk 24/03/23 Havana Notion (GB) J.A. Powell Hcp 7f 5 8-12 61 Win 50k Weekly With ITV7 H'cap €450
Dundalk 16/03/23 Liquid Luck B.M. Coen Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 13 9-5 53 Easter Week Racing 11th & 14th Apr H'cap
Dundalk 10/03/23 Havana Notion (GB) J.A. Powell Hcp 6f 5 8-3 62 Racing Thursday March 16th H'cap €330
Dundalk 10/03/23 Letiza J.A. Powell Mdn 1m 8 8-12 Book Online @ M'dn
Dundalk 03/03/23 Havana Notion (GB) G.F. Carroll Hcp 7f 5 9-4 62 Dundalk Winter Series Championship H'cap €315
Dundalk 17/02/23 Havana Notion (GB) W.J. Lee Hcp 6f 3 9-3 61 Crowne Plaza Dundalk Race & Stay H'cap €1,050
Dundalk 27/01/23 Liquid Luck J. Coen Hcp 7f 12 8-12 57 H'cap
Dundalk 20/01/23 Liquid Luck J. Coen Hcp 1m 13 9-7 61 Dundalk Winter Series Championship Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 04/01/23 Liquid Luck Tom Kiely Marshall Hcp 1m 12 9-10 63 Apprentice H'cap
Dundalk 16/12/22 Peppermint Bay J.A. Heffernan Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 11 9-0 46 Happy Christmas From All At Dundalk Hcap (Div 1)
Dundalk 16/12/22 Havana Notion (GB) G.F. Carroll Mdn 6f 4 9-7 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds M'dn €625
Dundalk 25/11/22 Smullen's Pride S. Foley Mdn 6f 6 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn €300
Dundalk 23/11/22 Peppermint Bay S. Foley Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 5 8-12 43 Book Online At H'cap (Div 1) €300
Naas 06/11/22 Arniemac G.P. Halpin Mdn 5f 205yds 4 9-8 Sobac Healthy Soil M'dn €625
Dundalk 04/11/22 Greek Flower B.M. Coen Mdn 5f 3 9-3 70 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds M'dn €1,300
Dundalk 28/10/22 Peppermint Bay J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 7 8-11 45 H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 28/10/22 Smullen's Pride W.J. Lee Mdn 5f 2 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €3,000
Curragh 26/10/22 Susies Sapphire W.M. Lordan Hcp 6f 24 8-7 56 Bet Builder At Novibet H'cap
Curragh 23/10/22 Dragons Call J.A. Powell Hcp 5f 14 8-13 64 Play The Tote Exacta On Every Race H'cap
Navan 19/10/22 Squeezebox B.M. Coen Mdn 5f 4 9-8 M'dn €600

*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).