John Oxx

County Of Origin: Kildare

Date of licence: 1979

First winner: Orchestra, Phoenix Park, March 31, 1979

Significant horses (selected): Sea The Stars, Eurobird, Kastoria, Azamour, Alamshar, Sinndar, Enzeli, Edabiya, Winona, Namid, Ebadiyla, Key Change, Timarida, Ridgewood Pearl, Heart Lake, Manntari, George Augustus, Petite Ile, Orchestra, Saddler's Rock, Alandi.

Assoc. jockeys: Ronan Whelan, Niall McCullagh


Did you know: 

John Oxx began training in 1979 and secured his first success with the five-year-old Orchestra which won the Rank Cup at the Phoenix Park on March 31, 1979. Oxx is one of Ireland’s most respected and successful trainers, gaining a reputation for his unrivalled patience with his horses as well as being renowned for his gentlemanly demeanour. He gained his first Group 1 and his first Classic success when Eurobird won the Irish St Leger at the Curragh in 1987. 

Oxx was Ireland’s champion trainer in 1995, the year that European Champion three-year-old filly Ridgewood Pearl reigned supreme in the colours of her locally-based breeders, Sean and Ann Coughlan. Ridgewood Pearl won the Irish 1,000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes, Prix Du Moulin and Breeders' Cup Mile during that terrific season that saw her win at the highest level in four different countries.  

Five years later, he trained the brilliant Sinndar to become the first horse to win the Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in the same year. The likes of Manntari, Timarida, Ebadiyla, Alamshar, Azamour, Kastoria and Alandi were winners at Group 1 level for Oxx who famously enjoyed the best of times with the legendary Sea The Stars. 

In 2009, Sea The Stars gave his trainer his first win in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and was to record six consecutive Group 1 triumphs that year. Success followed in the Epsom Derby, the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown, the Juddmonte International Stakes at York, the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Sea The Stars is the only horse to complete the 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Derby and Prix de l’Arc treble. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2019/2020170111€0€5,220€5,220
Winter All Weather 2018/2019100331€0€13,938€13,938
Winter All Weather 2017/201830010€0€1,600€1,600
Winter All Weather 2016/201762011€15,625€1,900€17,525
Winter All Weather 2015/201681102€8,050€5,070€13,120
Winter All Weather 2014/201581120€8,750€3,500€12,250
Winter All Weather 2013/201452011€14,350€1,040€15,390
Winter All Weather 2012/2013191222€8,750€5,190€13,940
Winter All Weather 2011/201271100€9,100€2,210€11,310
National Hunt 2020/202120000€0€270€270
National Hunt 2006/200730002€0€1,300€1,300
Flat 2020732161€14,700€17,845€32,545
Flat 201916510101318€80,950€124,955€205,905
Flat 201811695139€82,188€56,425€138,613
Flat 20171071361512€201,813€82,113€283,925
Flat 201611611191114€178,750€147,550€326,300
Flat 201516021222117€188,300€142,085€330,385
Flat 201419427233325€298,900€243,530€542,430
Flat 201315118182015€206,710€155,423€362,133
Flat 201219334342818€590,695€616,278€1,206,973
Flat 201129855364022€788,030€318,615€1,106,645
Flat 201026043373333€566,740€270,522€837,262
Flat 200929251362948€1,495,770€655,876€2,151,646
Flat 200836362504834€1,126,740€513,735€1,640,475
Flat 200729054432530€942,500€369,275€1,311,775
Flat 200630657444529€1,126,380€402,020€1,528,400
Flat 200530262353928€1,239,460€532,750€1,772,210
Flat 200438351484439€1,400,380€521,220€1,921,600
Flat 200340479644551€2,213,575€667,235€2,880,810
Flat 200245179506054€1,253,260€591,078€1,844,338
Flat 200134853404038€947,975€426,677€1,374,652
Flat 200028861454220€1,336,858€300,960€1,637,819
Flat 199930241543931€462,769€270,224€732,993
Flat 199837268694446€771,246€319,921€1,091,167

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Curragh 27/09/20 Earlswood (GB) N.G. McCullagh Mdn 7f 5 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn €495
Curragh 27/09/20 Impossible R. Coakley Mdn 1m 11 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 27/09/20 Cornish Rock K.J. Leonard Hcp 1m 9 8-6 60 Mongey Communications Nursery H'cap
Dundalk 25/09/20 Sebs Star (GB) J.A. Powell Hcp 5f 8 8-6 52 H'cap
Listowel 24/09/20 Calcite R. Coakley Mdn 1m 4f 5 9-7 Behans Horseshoe Bar & Townhouse M'dn (Div 2) €300
Listowel 24/09/20 Masterdream (FR) N.G. McCullagh Mdn 1m 4f 7 9-7 Behans Horseshoe Bar & Townhouse M'dn (Div 1)
Naas 17/09/20 Cornish Rock J.A. Powell F 6f 12 8-8 Naas Racecourse Claiming Race
Tipperary 14/09/20 Watchmen (FR) R. Coakley Mdn 1m 4f 110yds 5 9-7 77 Racing Again October 3rd & 4th M'dn €330
Limerick 11/09/20 Easca Peasca N.G. McCullagh Hcp 1m 3f 70yds 8 9-6 65 Thomond Bridge H'cap
Cork 09/09/20 Doolin Dancer R. Coakley Mdn 7f 6 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) M'dn €310
Cork 09/09/20 Sebs Star (GB) J.A. Powell Hcp 7f 6 7-12 45 Mallow H'cap (Div 2) €180
Punchestown 08/09/20 O'Carolan F. Maguire NHF 2m 150yds 7 11-9 Swordlestown (C & G) INH Flat Race
Down-Royal 04/09/20 Isaiah N.G. McCullagh Hcp 1m 4f 150yds 9 9-7 56 PP From The Horse's Mouth Podcast H'cap
Down-Royal 04/09/20 Cornish Rock N.G. McCullagh Mdn 7f 8 8-12 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn
Punchestown 03/09/20 Regal Eagle R. Coakley Hcp 1m 1f 7 9-0 55 Irish Racing Working Together H'cap (Div 2)
Roscommon 31/08/20 Isaiah J.A. Powell Hcp 1m 3f 160yds 12 8-8 58 Roscommon Racecourse H'cap
Roscommon 31/08/20 Easca Peasca N.G. McCullagh Hcp 1m 3f 160yds 4 9-13 67 Roscommon Racecourse H'cap €500
Bellewstown 27/08/20 Masterdream (FR) R. Coakley Mdn 1m 3f 168yds 5 9-7 Drogheda Traders M'dn €330
Bellewstown 27/08/20 Calcite G.F. Carroll Mdn 1m 3f 168yds 6 9-7 Drogheda Traders M'dn €220
Bellewstown 26/08/20 Pageboy R. Coakley Mdn 7f 181yds 14 9-3 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn

*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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