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 23||Hereford||2m 8y||C5||Phoenix Aquilus (IRE)||S Durack|
|14:00 29th Nov 23||Hereford||2m 53y||C4||Radharc Na Slaine (IRE)||D A Rees|
|15:10 29th Nov 23||Hereford||3m 1f 44y||C4||Pilot Show (IRE)||W Greatrex|
|14:00 30th Nov 23||Taunton||2m 3f 1y||C3||Will 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.
|28/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 5/2||3/6||Star Flyer (IRE)||Sou 24f Hvy C5|
|28/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 16/5||1/4||Sageburg County (IRE)||Sou 20f Hvy C4|
|26/11/23 T: Nicky Martin SP: 3/1||2/12||Ito Ditto (FR)||Exe 16f Gd/Sft C4|
|26/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 4/1||4/9||Issuing Authority (IRE)||Exe 19f Gd/Sft C3|
|26/11/23 T: T Gallagher SP: 28/1||3/6||Kayf Hope (IRE)||Exe 23f Gd/Sft C4|
|25/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 11/1||5/15||Bold Endeavour||Hayd 24f Gd/Sft C1|
|25/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 3/1||6/10||Park Hill Dancer (FR)||Hayd 18f Gd/Sft C2|
|24/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 11/1||7/9||Slip Road (IRE)||Chpw 19f Sft C4|
|24/11/23 T: N P Mulholland SP: 50/1||5/7||Renegade Arrow (FR)||Chpw 16f Sft C4|
|24/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 18/1||5/7||Iron Heart||Chpw 16f Sft C4|
|23/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 5/2||5/12||Saunton Surf (IRE)||Newc 20f Sft C4|
|22/11/23 T: Miss R Curtis SP: 10/1||5/6||Bridget Mary (IRE)||Flas 20f Sft C4|
|22/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 80/1||4/6||Another Lord (IRE)||Flas 15f Sft C4|
|21/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 22/1||5/15||King Roly||Hfd 16f Gd C5|
|21/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 33/1||12/13||Miss Ghillie||Hfd 19f Gd C4|
|21/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 3/1||2/4||Abuffalosoldier (IRE)||Hfd 25f Gd C4|
|20/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 2/9||1/6||Shanagh Bob (IRE)||Plu 20f Gd/Sft C4|
|19/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 6/1||3/15||Luccia||Chel 16f Sft C1|
|19/11/23 T: R Spencer SP: 5/1||4/7||Wonderwall (IRE)||Chel 20f Sft C3|
|18/11/23 T: N P Mulholland SP: 12/1||2/8||Moonset (FR)||Utt 15f Hvy C5|
|18/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 5/1||1/7||James Jet (IRE)||Utt 19f Hvy C5|
|18/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 14/1||2/8||Crimson Ruby||Utt 15f Hvy C4|
|18/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 5/2||3/7||He Knows Better (IRE)||Utt 19f Hvy C4|
|17/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 10/1||4/13||Francky Du Berlais (FR)||Chel 29f Gd/Sft C2|
|16/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 20/1||PU||Bold Soldier||Mras 23f Gd/Sft C4|
|16/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 20/1||5/13||Ici La Reine (IRE)||Mras 20f Gd/Sft C4|
|16/11/23 T: O Murphy SP: 12/1||12/14||Ranging Bear (IRE)||Mras 16f Gd/Sft C4|
|14/11/23 T: James Owen SP: 6/4||2/9||Love Tree (IRE)||Hunt 13f Gd C5|
|14/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 10/1||5/10||Lightfoot Lady (IRE)||Hunt 15f Gd C4|
|13/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 22/1||9/13||Ghost Hunter (IRE)||Kemp 21f Gd/Sft C4|
|13/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 18/1||PU||Boom Boom (IRE)||Kemp 20f Gd/Sft C4|
|12/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 9/2||7/9||Herakles Westwood (FR)||Flas 20f Hvy C5|
|12/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 18/1||2/8||Golden De Coeur (FR)||Flas 20f Hvy C4|
|12/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 5/4||5/8||Flying Fortune (IRE)||Flas 15f Hvy C4|
|11/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 20/1||PU||Courtland (IRE)||Wctn 25f Gd/Sft C1|
|09/11/23 T: Georgina Nicholls SP: 16/1||8/11||Bobacious||Lud 15f Gd/Sft C5|
|09/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 4/7||1/6||Choccabloc||Lud 21f Gd/Sft C2|
|09/11/23 T: S Durack SP: 7/1||3/8||Phoenix Aquilus (IRE)||Lud 15f Gd/Sft C5|
|09/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 13/8||2/13||Between Waters (IRE)||Lud 21f Gd/Sft C4|
|08/11/23 T: Georgina Nicholls SP: 22/1||6/16||Musique De Fee (IRE)||War 16f Sft C5|
|08/11/23 T: Nicky Martin SP: 22/1||3/9||My Last Oscar (IRE)||War 26f Sft C5|
|07/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 4/1||PU||Dreams Of Diamonds (IRE)||War 25f Sft C5|
|07/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 6/1||PU||Sageburg County (IRE)||War 20f Sft C4|
|07/11/23 T: T R George SP: 16/1||13/17||Dunstall Rambler (IRE)||War 16f Sft C4|
|07/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 20/1||3/12||Chatshow Tv (IRE)||War 19f Sft C4|
|06/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 11/4||2/9||Johnny Blue (IRE)||Hfd 16f Gd C4|
|05/11/23 T: P Bowen SP: 12/1||4/11||Mario De Pail (FR)||Crl 26f Sft C3|
|05/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 4/1||3/4||Bill Baxter (IRE)||Crl 19f Sft C1|
|04/11/23 T: M & D Easterby SP: 6/1||3/9||Albert's Back||Weth 19f Sft C3|
|04/11/23 T: N J Henderson SP: 11/8||2/6||Luccia||Weth 16f Sft C1|
|04/11/23 T: S Drinkwater SP: 12/1||5/13||Gallic Geordie||Weth 19f Sft C3|
|02/11/23 T: James Owen SP: 10/3||2/9||Love Tree (IRE)||Str 16f Sft C5|
|02/11/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 15/2||2/11||Pilot Show (IRE)||Str 22f Sft C5|
|02/11/23 T: Billy Aprahamian SP: 200/1||PU||Grain Trade||Str 16f Sft C3|
|02/11/23 T: James Owen SP: 14/1||3/6||Grand Roi (FR)||Str 19f Sft C3|
|31/10/23 T: Nicky Martin SP: 8/1||1/12||Ito Ditto (FR)||Chpw 16f Gd/Sft C5|
|31/10/23 T: Miss R Curtis SP: 6/1||PU||Minella Bobo (IRE)||Chpw 26f Gd/Sft C4|
|31/10/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 33/1||10/15||Tigger (IRE)||Chpw 19f Gd/Sft C4|
|31/10/23 T: Miss R Curtis SP: 16/1||5/16||Genietoile (FR)||Chpw 19f Gd/Sft C4|
|30/10/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 5/1||3/7||Star Flyer (IRE)||Hunt 19f Gd/Sft C5|
|29/10/23 T: W Greatrex SP: 6/1||10/11||Just A Memory (FR)||Ain 16f Gd/Sft C4|
|29/10/23 T: P Bowen SP: 22/1||7/8||Slip Road (IRE)||Ain 20f Gd/Sft C2|
|29/10/23 T: P Bowen SP: 14/1||2/11||Landofsmiles (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
- Name – James Bowen
- Date of Birth – 12 March 2001
- Birthplace – Little Newcastle, Pembrokeshire
- Riding Weight – 10st 2lbs
- Big Wins: Welsh Grand National, Midlands Grand National, Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle, Ascot Silver Cup, Rossington Main Novices’ Hurdle, International Hurdle, Lightning Novices’ Chase and many more to come!
- Nationality – Welsh
- Age – 22 years old
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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