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 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 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 2021544626€51,300€25,415€76,715
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
Cork 23/07/21 Dragons Call J.M. Sheridan Hcp 6f 4 9-11 64 Fermoy H'cap (Div 2) €500
Killarney 14/07/21 Fugacious D. McMonagle F 1m 40yds 7 10-0 65 Torc Waterfall Claiming Race
Fairyhouse 11/07/21 Brightburn D.N. Curran Hcp 6f 18 8-5 56 GAIN The Advantage Series H'cap
Navan 10/07/21 Art Of Unity (GB) Sam Ewing Hcp 5f 6 9-2 64 Get Ready for Galway, Join Tote.ie H'cap €220
Leopardstown 08/07/21 Fugacious D. McMonagle Hcp 1m 1f 12 9-13 65 Foxrock H'cap
Leopardstown 08/07/21 Big Island B.M. Coen Hcp 1m 6 9-8 72 Ballsbridge H'cap €230
Leopardstown 08/07/21 No More Porter K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 3 9-0 79 Plusvital H'cap €2,100
Fairyhouse 07/07/21 Tresorier (GB) K.J. Manning Hcp 7f 10 8-9 75 Discover Boyne Valley H'cap
Naas 03/07/21 Dragons Call J.M. Sheridan Hcp 5f 205yds 2 10-0 63 Summer Racing At Naas Apprentice H'cap €2,000
Tipperary 30/06/21 Brightburn D.N. Curran Hcp 5f 6 8-7 56 Thank You The Frontline Apprentice H'cap €210
Curragh 25/06/21 Big Island G.P. Halpin Hcp 1m 1f 21 10-1 74 Holden Plant Rentals H'cap
Naas 23/06/21 No More Porter Siobhan Rutledge Hcp 5f 205yds 2 8-0 76 JF Dunne Insurances Business Club H'cap €4,200
Naas 23/06/21 Fugacious Sam Ewing Hcp 1m 4 8-13 65 Naas Racecourse Business Club App. H'cap €575
Down-Royal 19/06/21 Art Of Unity (GB) G.P. Halpin Hcp 5f 6 9-0 66 Molson Coors H'cap €230
Gowran-Park 13/06/21 Astral Path G.P. Halpin Hcp 7f 11 9-4 80 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap
Limerick 12/06/21 Dragons Call D. McMonagle Hcp 6f 150yds 9 9-10 67 Limerick Racecourse H'cap
Fairyhouse 11/06/21 Brightburn K.J. Manning Hcp 6f 13 9-2 58 Summer Evenings @Fairyhouse H'cap
Listowel 06/06/21 Fugacious D. McMonagle Hcp 1m 2 9-9 63 Listowel Tidy Towns H'cap (Div 1) €2,000
Listowel 05/06/21 Brightburn R.P. Whelan Hcp 1m 6 9-10 59 John Thomas McNamara H'cap (Div 2) €200
Down-Royal 04/06/21 Baltinglass Abbey J.M. Sheridan Hcp 5f 10 9-0 58 Play Over 1,000 Games At BoyleSports Hcp
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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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