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 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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
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 DundalkStadium.com H'cap (Div 1) €300
Naas 06/11/22 Arniemac G.P. Halpin Mdn 5f 205yds 4 9-8 Sobac Healthy Soil soil.ie 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 Irishinjuredjockeys.com 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 NavanRacecourse.ie M'dn €600
Dundalk 14/10/22 Greek Flower J.A. Powell Mdn 6f 2 8-10 Book Online At DundalkStadium.com M'dn €2,500
Curragh 13/10/22 Susies Sapphire J.A. Powell Hcp 7f 5 9-1 58 Hollywoodbets Best Odds Guaranteed H'cap €330
Killarney 10/10/22 Bright Moment K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 3f 80yds 8 9-9 58 Kenmare H'cap (Div 1)
Curragh 08/10/22 Dragons Call J.A. Powell Hcp 6f u.r. 8-13 64 IRFU Charitable Trust H'cap
Navan 05/10/22 Dragons Call J.A. Powell Hcp 5f 164yds 9 9-13 64 Book Discounted Tickets Apprentice H'cap
Navan 05/10/22 Peppermint Bay J. Coen Hcp 1m 2f 11 8-9 48 The Yellow Furze H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 30/09/22 Smullen's Pride K.J. Manning F 5f 10 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Legacy Stakes (Listed) Listed
Cork 27/09/22 Peppermint Bay J.A. Powell Hcp 1m 11 8-9 51 Follow Us On Twitter H'cap (Div 2)
Cork 27/09/22 Dragons Call J.A. Powell Hcp 6f 2 9-4 59 Mallow H'cap €2,100
Down-Royal 26/09/22 Greek Flower K.J. Manning Mdn 5f 3 9-3 Madrí Excepcional M'dn €1,200
Curragh 25/09/22 Ano Syra K.J. Manning F 6f 4 9-2 103 William Hill Ireland Renaissance Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €2,750
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*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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