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JAMES MCDONALD

  • New Zealand

Redemption has been a great driver for James McDonald.

After previously being a great apprentice in New Zealand and then twice winning the Sydney Premiership, the kiwi bounced back from a major setback to win it again in 2018/19.

In doing so, his 104 wins saw him the first rider to break the century since Darren Beadman's extraordinary number of 164 over a decade before.

Once the main jockey for Godolphin, he now gets plenty of Chris Waller's rides too. He was also the pilot for (It's A) Dundeel when he won the Triple Crown.

First Runner 01 Aug 2007
Dumbarton (NZ)  
Avondale (NZ)  |  Avondale Sunday Market Mdn
First Win 18 Aug 2007
Johnnie The Sand (NZ)
Te Rapa (NZ)  |  Empire Hotel Stratford Mdn
Best Horse :
NATURE STRIP (Timeform Rating 131)
First Group Win (G1):
SPECIAL MISSION (05 Apr 2008)
TOWKAY (AUS)  TE AKAU TREK (NZ)  [By KHOZAAM (USA)]

JAMES MCDONALD's Career

Latest Rides

FP Date Course Runner Div Type Distance PM AUD $ Trainer Time
8 of 12 23 Feb 2024 CANT NAVAL SEAL $9.0 3U BM72 1550m $60,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:32.97
8 of 8 23 Feb 2024 CANT LLANDDWYN $5.5 3UFM BM72 1200m $60,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:10.85
5 of 8 23 Feb 2024 CANT AMOREAUX $4.0 3 BM64 1200m $60,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:10.87
1 of 11 23 Feb 2024 CANT GATSBY'S $1.7 2 MDN 1100m $60,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:04.31
3 of 7 17 Feb 2024 RAND GRACILISTYLA $3.5 BM78 1400m $160,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:23.72
1 of 14 17 Feb 2024 RAND REDSTONE WELL $6.0 3U BM88 1600m $160,000 ANNABEL NEASHAM 1:35.12
6 of 11 17 Feb 2024 RAND TIZ INVINCIBLE $4.5 3F OPEN G2 1200m $300,000 CIARON MAHER 1:09.35
1 of 9 17 Feb 2024 RAND FANGIRL $2.1 3U OPEN G2 1400m $300,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:21.63
1 of 7 17 Feb 2024 RAND KING OF SPARTA $4.0 3U OPEN G2 1200m $302,000 PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN 1:09.17
1 of 7 17 Feb 2024 RAND SWITZERLAND $1.6 2 OPEN 1100m $160,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:03.14

Trainer Statistics

Last 100 Runners
Career
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
CHRIS WALLER 9 28.1% 8 53.1% 32 $747,000 0 1 0 0 $0.67
ANNABEL NEASHAM 4 57.1% 2 85.7% 7 $948,150 0 0 1 1 $1.81
JOHN SIZE 2 22.2% 2 44.4% 9 $571,115 0 0 0 0 $0.79
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN 2 66.7% 1 100.0% 3 $842,200 0 1 0 0 $1.84
P F YIU 2 66.7% 1 100.0% 3 $1,612,500 1 0 0 0 $1.70
JAMES CUMMINGS 1 25.0% 0 25.0% 4 $36,150 0 0 0 0 $0.41
DAVID A HAYES 1 33.3% 1 66.7% 3 $262,651 0 0 0 0 $0.80
JAMIE RICHARDS 1 50.0% 0 50.0% 2 $205,068 0 0 0 0 $1.95
STEPHEN MARSH 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $509,722 0 0 0 1 $2.00
ROGER JAMES & ROBERT WELLWOOD 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $736,806 0 0 0 1 $3.10
MATTHEW DALE 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $28,400 0 0 0 0 $1.91
MANFRED MAN 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $96,470 0 0 0 0 $4.90
ANGELA DAVIES 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $82,500 0 0 0 0 $1.57
DANNY SHUM 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 5 $54,075 0 0 0 0 -
W Y SO 0 0.0% 1 25.0% 4 $25,291 0 0 0 0 -
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
CHRIS WALLER 378 20.6% 528 49.3% 1836 $76,328,744 32 26 31 18 $0.90
JOHN O'SHEA 231 20.6% 334 50.3% 1124 $24,189,246 9 17 25 15 $0.82
JAMES CUMMINGS 107 25.3% 131 56.3% 423 $25,920,605 13 11 9 5 $0.81
M, W & J HAWKES 71 23.5% 77 49.0% 302 $6,296,230 1 2 6 4 $0.98
DONNA & DEAN LOGAN 54 22.1% 76 53.3% 244 $1,810,936 1 2 1 2 $0.92
MARK WALKER 52 17.7% 82 45.6% 294 $954,475 0 2 1 3 $0.81
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN 52 25.9% 55 53.2% 201 $9,325,210 2 6 8 7 $1.26
GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON 40 24.4% 41 49.4% 164 $1,359,619 2 1 3 3 $1.18
J G SARGENT 39 24.7% 43 51.9% 158 $862,340 0 0 0 0 $0.84
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE 36 34.3% 25 58.1% 105 $7,510,350 0 3 7 3 $1.28
STEVEN RAMSAY & JULIA RITCHIE 35 21.1% 41 45.8% 166 $466,007 1 0 1 2 $0.85
BJORN BAKER 35 24.5% 44 55.2% 143 $2,122,310 0 0 2 0 $0.95
RICHARD & CHRIS OTTO 34 18.5% 52 46.7% 184 $406,130 0 0 0 1 $0.82
SHAUNE RITCHIE 26 23.2% 31 50.9% 112 $717,716 2 3 0 1 $0.97
MS GAI WATERHOUSE 21 24.4% 24 52.3% 86 $3,213,770 1 0 1 0 $0.84

Seasons Summary Statistics

Season Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
2023/24 77 21.0% 91 45.8% 367 $34,897,028 9 3 2 6 $0.77
2022/23 151 21.2% 204 49.9% 711 $44,892,765 14 16 15 6 $0.82
2021/22 151 23.0% 212 55.3% 657 $37,122,106 11 9 16 9 $0.89
2020/21 163 24.7% 187 53.1% 659 $20,927,086 8 8 14 7 $1.04
2019/20 124 18.8% 187 47.1% 660 $18,705,637 6 13 9 4 $0.87
2018/19 143 20.8% 187 48.1% 686 $17,821,956 6 10 11 9 $0.80
2017/18 16 15.1% 27 40.6% 106 $1,137,307 0 1 1 0 $0.78
2016/17 34 21.0% 52 53.1% 162 $5,603,400 3 5 4 4 $0.80
2015/16 135 19.2% 202 48.0% 702 $14,993,427 4 11 15 8 $0.92
2014/15 155 21.1% 217 50.8% 733 $14,029,342 6 5 11 8 $1.02
Overall 2102 18.8% 3058 27.3% 11200 $247,140,198 88 103 127 89 $0.90

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