County Of Origin: Wexford
Date of licence: 1976
First winner: Peaceful Pleasure (Dessie Hughes), Roscommon, September 20, 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, Teofilo, Jet Ski Lady, Polonia, St Jovite, Alexander Goldrun, Finsceal Beo, New Approach, Dawn Approach, Pleascach, Verbal Dexterity, Condessa, Park Express, Give Thanks, Lush Lashes, Poetic Flare.
Assoc. jockeys: Kevin Manning, Ronan Whelan, Rory Cleary
Did you know:
From Oylegate, County Wexford, 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.
Bolger was based close to the Phoenix Park in Dublin since when he first started training, but left the capital city in the early 1980s. He has built up a fine training
establishment in Coolcullen, County Carlow, 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. Bolger has trained over 2,700 winners.
Along with leading jump jockey Davy Russell, Jim Bolger founded Hurling For Cancer in 2011 and the charity, which features an annual hurling match with teams made up of GAA and racing stars, has raised well in excess of €1m.
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)
*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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