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.
Ballylinch Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial Stks (Group 3) (Keeper Of Time - R.P. Whelan - 2021)
Manguard Plus Joe McGrath H'cap (Prince Connoisseur - F.M. Berry - 2014)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Red God' H'cap (Spruce Meadows - G.P. Halpin - 2017)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery (Dragons Call - S.P. Davis - 2018)
Owenstown Stud Stakes (Listed) (Bounce The Blues - K.J. Manning - 2020)
Bank Of Ireland Hcap (Not A Bad Oul Day - D.E. Hogan - 2017)
At The Races App Munster Mile H'cap (Not A Bad Oul Day - D.E. Hogan - 2017)
www.gowranpark.ie H'cap (Not A Bad Oul Day - D.M. Simmonson - 2017)
Paddy Power Phone Betting 24/7 H'cap (Spruce Meadows - G.P. Halpin - 2016)
Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night Hcap (Spruce Meadows - B.M. Coen - 2019)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fund Race (Cleveland Street - G.P. Halpin - 2014)
Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn (Major Reward - M.A. Gallagher - 2018)
Big 50 Happy Valley Brewery Classic Hcap (Have A Nice Day (GB) - L.F. Roche - 2018)
Paul Byron Shoes Rated Race (Not A Bad Oul Day - D.E. Hogan - 2017)
Kildare Post & Kildare Now H'cap (Have A Nice Day (GB) - D.M. Simmonson - 2017)
Win Big With Tote H'cap (Curly Girl - M.A. Gallagher - 2018)
D Hotel H'cap (Have A Nice Day (GB) - D.M. Simmonson - 2018)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF (F) M'dn (Miss O Connor - S.M. Crosse - 2019)
Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn (Bigwood - D.M. Simmonson - 2017)
GoodFriday Greyhound Racing Med Auc Race (Swish - K.J. Manning - 2017)
*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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