James Bowen

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Welcome to our jockey profile of top jumps jockey James Bowen. 

We look at his top wins, current rides, history and more.

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James Bowen Booked Rides

Here are all the James Bowen horses running today and future entries:

13:25 29th Nov 23Hereford2m 8yC5Phoenix Aquilus (IRE)S Durack
14:00 29th Nov 23Hereford2m 53yC4Radharc Na Slaine (IRE)D A Rees
15:10 29th Nov 23Hereford3m 1f 44yC4Pilot Show (IRE)W Greatrex
14:00 30th Nov 23Taunton2m 3f 1yC3Will Carver (IRE)N J Henderson

If no entries are shown above then James Bowen has no confirmed future rides.

James Bowen Recent Form

Here are all of James Bowen’s recent finishing positions.

DatePosRideRace Details
28/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 5/23/6Star Flyer (IRE)Sou 24f Hvy C5
28/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 16/51/4Sageburg County (IRE)Sou 20f Hvy C4
26/11/23 T: Nicky Martin SP: 3/12/12Ito Ditto (FR)Exe 16f Gd/Sft C4
26/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 4/14/9Issuing Authority (IRE)Exe 19f Gd/Sft C3
26/11/23 T: T Gallagher SP: 28/13/6Kayf Hope (IRE)Exe 23f Gd/Sft C4
25/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 11/15/15Bold EndeavourHayd 24f Gd/Sft C1
25/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 3/16/10Park Hill Dancer (FR)Hayd 18f Gd/Sft C2
24/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 11/17/9Slip Road (IRE)Chpw 19f Sft C4
24/11/23 T: N P Mulholland SP: 50/15/7Renegade Arrow (FR)Chpw 16f Sft C4
24/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 18/15/7Iron HeartChpw 16f Sft C4
23/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 5/25/12Saunton Surf (IRE)Newc 20f Sft C4
22/11/23 T: Miss R Curtis SP: 10/15/6Bridget Mary (IRE)Flas 20f Sft C4
22/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 80/14/6Another Lord (IRE)Flas 15f Sft C4
21/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 22/15/15King RolyHfd 16f Gd C5
21/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 33/112/13Miss GhillieHfd 19f Gd C4
21/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 3/12/4Abuffalosoldier (IRE)Hfd 25f Gd C4
20/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 2/91/6Shanagh Bob (IRE)Plu 20f Gd/Sft C4
19/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 6/13/15LucciaChel 16f Sft C1
19/11/23 T: R Spencer SP: 5/14/7Wonderwall (IRE)Chel 20f Sft C3
18/11/23 T: N P Mulholland SP: 12/12/8Moonset (FR)Utt 15f Hvy C5
18/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 5/11/7James Jet (IRE)Utt 19f Hvy C5
18/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 14/12/8Crimson RubyUtt 15f Hvy C4
18/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 5/23/7He Knows Better (IRE)Utt 19f Hvy C4
17/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 10/14/13Francky Du Berlais (FR)Chel 29f Gd/Sft C2
16/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 20/1PUBold SoldierMras 23f Gd/Sft C4
16/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 20/15/13Ici La Reine (IRE)Mras 20f Gd/Sft C4
16/11/23 T: O Murphy SP: 12/112/14Ranging Bear (IRE)Mras 16f Gd/Sft C4
14/11/23 T: James Owen SP: 6/42/9Love Tree (IRE)Hunt 13f Gd C5
14/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 10/15/10Lightfoot Lady (IRE)Hunt 15f Gd C4
13/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 22/19/13Ghost Hunter (IRE)Kemp 21f Gd/Sft C4
13/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 18/1PUBoom Boom (IRE)Kemp 20f Gd/Sft C4
12/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 9/27/9Herakles Westwood (FR)Flas 20f Hvy C5
12/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 18/12/8Golden De Coeur (FR)Flas 20f Hvy C4
12/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 5/45/8Flying Fortune (IRE)Flas 15f Hvy C4
11/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 20/1PUCourtland (IRE)Wctn 25f Gd/Sft C1
09/11/23 T: Georgina Nicholls SP: 16/18/11BobaciousLud 15f Gd/Sft C5
09/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 4/71/6ChoccablocLud 21f Gd/Sft C2
09/11/23 T: S Durack SP: 7/13/8Phoenix Aquilus (IRE)Lud 15f Gd/Sft C5
09/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 13/82/13Between Waters (IRE)Lud 21f Gd/Sft C4
08/11/23 T: Georgina Nicholls SP: 22/16/16Musique De Fee (IRE)War 16f Sft C5
08/11/23 T: Nicky Martin SP: 22/13/9My Last Oscar (IRE)War 26f Sft C5
07/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 4/1PUDreams Of Diamonds (IRE)War 25f Sft C5
07/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 6/1PUSageburg County (IRE)War 20f Sft C4
07/11/23 T: T R George SP: 16/113/17Dunstall Rambler (IRE)War 16f Sft C4
07/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 20/13/12Chatshow Tv (IRE)War 19f Sft C4
06/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 11/42/9Johnny Blue (IRE)Hfd 16f Gd C4
05/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 12/14/11Mario De Pail (FR)Crl 26f Sft C3
05/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 4/13/4Bill Baxter (IRE)Crl 19f Sft C1
04/11/23 T: M & D Easterby SP: 6/13/9Albert's BackWeth 19f Sft C3
04/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 11/82/6LucciaWeth 16f Sft C1
04/11/23 T: S Drinkwater SP: 12/15/13Gallic GeordieWeth 19f Sft C3
02/11/23 T: James Owen SP: 10/32/9Love Tree (IRE)Str 16f Sft C5
02/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 15/22/11Pilot Show (IRE)Str 22f Sft C5
02/11/23 T: Billy Aprahamian SP: 200/1PUGrain TradeStr 16f Sft C3
02/11/23 T: James Owen SP: 14/13/6Grand Roi (FR)Str 19f Sft C3
31/10/23 T: Nicky Martin SP: 8/11/12Ito Ditto (FR)Chpw 16f Gd/Sft C5
31/10/23 T: Miss R Curtis SP: 6/1PUMinella Bobo (IRE)Chpw 26f Gd/Sft C4
31/10/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 33/110/15Tigger (IRE)Chpw 19f Gd/Sft C4
31/10/23 T: Miss R Curtis SP: 16/15/16Genietoile (FR)Chpw 19f Gd/Sft C4
30/10/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 5/13/7Star Flyer (IRE)Hunt 19f Gd/Sft C5
29/10/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 6/110/11Just A Memory (FR)Ain 16f Gd/Sft C4
29/10/23 T: P Bowen SP: 22/17/8Slip Road (IRE)Ain 20f Gd/Sft C2
29/10/23 T: P Bowen SP: 14/12/11Landofsmiles (IRE)Ain 24f Gd/Sft C2

The list above shows all of James Bowen’s recent racing stats, runners, and form guide to see if the horse jockey is in good form.

Key Stats of James Bowen

Jockey Profile of J.Bowen

Son of trainer James Bowen and younger brother of jockey Sean, a career in racing was almost a foregone conclusion.

He learned his trade in pony racing and point-to-point.


In 2018, aged just 16, James became the youngest-ever winner of the Champion Conditional Jockeys’ Title. He beat the previous record of brother Sean (2014-15).

He also became the youngest rider to win the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow Racecourse.

James has been attached to the powerful stable of Nicky Henderson in Lambourn since he joined him as a conditional rider.

James Bowen – Key Jockey Stats

James Bowen has followed in the footsteps of his elder brother Sean. Both enjoyed instant success as a conditional, Sean riding 51 winners and being surpassed by James with 58 winners in 2017-18.

The following season he reached a career-best 72 winners with his star in the ascendancy.

His returns for the following two seasons were disappointing, 33 and 35 respectively, but he has made a bright start to 2021-22.

James Bowen’s Big Race Wins

Bowen quickly bagged his first Listed race when riding Exitas to victory in the Byrne Group Handicap Chase at Ascot in November in 2017. Nicky Henderson was keen to exploit Bowen’s riding allowance and was rewarded with notable handicap victories for Thomas Campbell, William Henry and Jenkins.

William Henry’s victory came in the competitive Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle at Kempton in 2018.

Bowen really burst on to the scene when riding veteran Raz De Maree to victory in the 2018 Coral Welsh Grand National.

He again showcased his talent when riding Potters Corner to victory in the 2019 Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter.

He has enjoyed Grade 2 success for Henderson aboard Mister Fisher (Rossington Main Novices’ Hurdle and Lightning Novices’ Chase) and Call Me Lord (International Hurdle).

James Bowen’s Most Famous Victories

Bowen’s extraordinary Welsh Grand National victory on Raz De Maree in January 2018 had many scribes marking him down as a future champion jockey. He was 16 years old at the time, just three years’ older than his mount! Raz De Maree had finished second in the Chepstow marathon a year earlier and trainer Gavin Cromwell snapped up Bowen’s services to secure his 5lbs claim.

Potters Corner landed another marathon chase for Bowen in the Midlands Grand National in March 2019. Bowen had been aboard when the horse fell in the Eider Chase at Newcastle Racecourse and blamed himself for asking a relatively small horse to do too much at his fences. Allowed an extra stride, he was foot-perfect and galloped on resolutely to beat Ms Pafois by three lengths.

Although a win in a Chepstow bumper does not usually hit the headlines, Bowen showed incredible horsemanship to win on Mot A Mot in February 2021. The horse snapped a rein in the early stages of the race so Bowen had to ride the race, effectively with no steering throughout. Trainer Nicky Henderson was full of praise for his rider, calling it one of the rides of the season.

James Bowen’s Rides

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Summary of Jumps Jockey James Bowen

James Bowen has not quite managed to live up to his dream start in racing but remains as hungry for success as ever.

He is still very young and has the support of Nicky Henderson and his father Peter so it would be no surprise to see him making his mark this season.

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