Jim Bolger

County Of Origin: Wexford

Date of licence: 1976

First winner: Peaceful Pleasure (Dessie Hughes), Roscommon, September 20th, 1976

1,000th winner: Staviski (Christy Roche) Roscommmon, June 7, 1992

2,000th winner: Teacht An Earraig (Danny Mullins) Curragh, May 25, 2008

Significant horses (selected): Flame Of Tara, Park Appeal, Jet Ski Lady, Polonia, St Jovite, Alexander Goldrun, Finsceal Beo, New Approach, Dawn Approach, Pleascach, Verbal Dexterity. 

Assoc. jockeys: Kevin Manning, Ronan Whelan, Rory Cleary

Did you know:

Jim Bolger has enjoyed tremendous success as a trainer and breeder since taking out his licence in 1976. Dessie Hughes rode Bolger's first winner, Peaceful Pleasure, the 2/1 second favourite in the Ballymurray Handicap Hurdle at Roscommon in September of the same year, From humble beginnings, he has built up a fine training establishment from his base in Coolcullen that has helped him capture many big races around the world in the last four decades. He has trained some exceptional colts in the recent past, with Teofilo, New Approach and Dawn Approach all winning an array of prestigious Group 1 contests, with the first-named pair going on to become successful stallions. Jim Bolger is also renowned for his handling of fillies and mares and has enjoyed notable success with the likes of Flame Of Tara, Finsceal Beo, Park Appeal, Jet Ski Lady and Alexander Goldrun.

Parknasilla Hotel Goffs Fillies Million (Lush Lashes (GB) - K.J. Manning - 2007)

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) (Trading Leather - K.J. Manning - 2013)

Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stks (Group 1) (New Approach - K.J. Manning - 2008)

Boylesports Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1) (Finsceal Beo - K.J. Manning - 2007)

Darley Irish Oaks (Group 1) (Margarula - K.J. Manning - 2002)

Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1) (Verbal Dexterity - K.J. Manning - 2017)

Independent W'ford Wedgwood Phoenix Stks (Group 1) (Saoirse Abu (USA) - K.J. Manning - 2007)

Laing O'Rourke National Stakes (Group 1) (Teofilo - K.J. Manning - 2006)

Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (Group 1) (Pleascach - K.J. Manning - 2015)

Bank Of Scotland (Ire) National Stakes (Group 1) (New Approach - K.J. Manning - 2007)

Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) (Saoirse Abu (USA) - K.J. Manning - 2007)

Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Group 1) (Lush Lashes (GB) - K.J. Manning - 2008)

Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) (Alexander Goldrun - K.J. Manning - 2006)

Audi Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) (Alexander Goldrun - K.J. Manning - 2005)

Goffs Vincent O'Brien Stakes (Group 1) (Dawn Approach - K.J. Manning - 2012)

Comer Group International Curragh Cup (Twilight Payment - K.J. Manning - 2019)

Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap (Panstarr (GB) - R.P. Cleary - 2017)

Robert H.Griffin Debutante Stakes (Group 2) (Gaudeamus (USA) - K.J. Manning - 2006)

Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes (Group 2) (Herald The Dawn - K.J. Manning - 2015)

Anheuser Busch Railway Stakes (Group 2) (Democratic Deficit - K.J. Manning - 2004)

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2018/20195211735€105,625€29,775€135,400
Winter All Weather 2017/2018223242€26,875€10,025€36,900
Winter All Weather 2016/2017419753€61,250€28,750€90,000
Winter All Weather 2015/20163631065€40,040€33,980€74,020
Winter All Weather 2014/2015267254€50,300€11,785€62,085
Winter All Weather 2013/201420100€0€2,125€2,125
Winter All Weather 2012/2013334554€47,400€13,566€60,966
Winter All Weather 2011/20126813675€76,370€22,737€99,107
National Hunt 2018/201910000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2016/201710001€0€1,250€1,250
National Hunt 2014/201520000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2013/201440001€0€400€400
National Hunt 2012/201393020€19,600€1,840€21,440
National Hunt 2011/201250110€0€2,000€2,000
National Hunt 2010/201110001€0€450€450
National Hunt 2009/201010001€0€600€600
National Hunt 2005/200641000€9,100€0€9,100
National Hunt 2003/200420000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2002/200320000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2001/200210100€0€2,374€2,374
National Hunt 2000/200111000€5,111€0€5,111
Flat 201931734272830€533,913€383,850€917,763
Flat 201848846615852€735,113€718,025€1,453,138
Flat 201754960655061€1,122,300€735,735€1,858,035
Flat 201651259665555€845,075€866,488€1,711,563
Flat 201550161645755€1,114,860€675,875€1,790,735
Flat 201449564555860€923,600€632,528€1,556,128
Flat 201348066675261€1,540,940€663,500€2,204,440
Flat 201244445685750€825,900€579,198€1,405,098
Flat 201145048505038€702,850€490,040€1,192,890
Flat 201044156473935€738,295€475,387€1,213,682
Flat 200942155584140€911,295€915,171€1,826,466
Flat 200842552533644€1,727,710€1,043,730€2,771,440
Flat 200742059484030€2,713,010€547,343€3,260,353
Flat 200636438264731€1,188,300€539,698€1,727,998
Flat 200535142403633€920,800€609,576€1,530,376
Flat 200433734433128€793,130€543,705€1,336,835
Flat 200340231345338€589,050€403,665€992,715
Flat 200248962666032€1,299,310€686,648€1,985,958
Flat 200147042513545€678,092€420,335€1,098,427
Flat 200045945433043€482,438€261,471€743,909
Flat 199946357584747€558,749€438,945€997,694
Flat 199843650454733€359,940€200,638€560,578

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
Curragh 15/09/19 Bold Approach K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 2f 6 9-2 95 Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap €3,000
Curragh 15/09/19 Cuban Hope R.P. Cleary Hcp 1m 2f 14 8-11 90 Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap
Curragh 15/09/19 Assurance K.J. Manning F 7f 9 9-0 Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) Group 1
Curragh 15/09/19 Geometrical K.J. Manning F 7f 6 9-3 105 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1) Group 1 €8,000
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Sailing South K.J. Manning F 7f 9 9-0 71 Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stks (Listed) Listed
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Ancient Spirit (GER) K.J. Manning F 1m 9 9-8 107 Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes (Group 2) Group 2
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Bopedro (FR) K.J. Manning Hcp 7f 4 9-2 93 Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' H'cap €7,500
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Agitare K.J. Manning F 1m 3 9-3 KPMG Champions Juvenile Stks (Group 2) Group 2 €15,000
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Trossachs (GB) K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 4f 180yds 3 9-8 99 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' H'cap €15,000
Leopardstown 14/09/19 Guaranteed K.J. Manning F 1m 4f 6 9-1 109 Paddy Power Betting Shop Stakes (Group 3) Group 3 €2,000
Listowel 13/09/19 Operatic Export K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 4f 9 9-4 78 John & Terry Moriarty Memorial H'cap
Listowel 13/09/19 Harriet Tubman K.J. Manning Mdn 1m 4f 3 9-0 Bank Of Ireland M'dn €1,400
Listowel 13/09/19 Ivy Avenue R.P. Cleary Mdn 7f 11 8-6 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction (F) M'dn
Listowel 12/09/19 Benignitas K.J. Manning Mdn 1m 5 9-0 Tote Ireland Irish EBF Median Auct. M'dn €570
Listowel 12/09/19 Tracker Saga K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 6 9-6 67 Byrne Family H'cap €260
Listowel 12/09/19 Bandiuc Eile K.J. Manning Mdn 1m 4 9-0 99 MAC Fuels &General Supplies(Fillies) Mdn €700
Listowel 11/09/19 Vocatus K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 1f 2 9-1 71 Seamus Mulvaney Bookmaker H'cap €2,800
Listowel 11/09/19 Soineanta K.J. Manning Mdn 7f 4 9-0 Exchange Inn & Kevins Bar Irish EBF M'dn €875
Listowel 11/09/19 Bopedro (FR) K.J. Manning Hcp 7f 3 9-5 93 Brandon Hotel H'cap €3,000
Listowel 09/09/19 Halimi K.J. Manning Hcp 1m 4f 3 9-1 88 www.listowelraces.ie H'cap €5,000
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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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