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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 11 17 Apr 2024 CANT ADMONISH $10 3UFM BM72 1100m $60,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:04.69
6 of 10 17 Apr 2024 CANT STANISLAUS $6.0 3U BM78 1100m $60,000 JAMES CUMMINGS 1:04.12
9 of 11 17 Apr 2024 CANT CAPTAIN AMELIA $10 3U BM72 1250m $60,000 JOHN O'SHEA 1:13.34
8 of 10 17 Apr 2024 CANT NATURAL DEDUCTION $2.4 3U BM72 1900m $60,000 JOHN O'SHEA 1:59.17
4 of 8 17 Apr 2024 CANT HOLLYWOOD HERO $1.8 3U BM78 1550m $60,000 BJORN BAKER 1:33.63
4 of 11 17 Apr 2024 CANT GREAT WHITE SHARK $7.0 2CG MDN 1250m $60,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:13.47
7 of 10 17 Apr 2024 CANT LADY NIKSTER $4.5 2F MDN 1250m $60,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:13.55
1 of 7 17 Apr 2024 CANT LITTLE JEANIE $1.5 3 MDN 1550m $100,000 CHRIS WALLER 1:33.72
1 of 15 13 Apr 2024 RAND ZOUGOTCHA $3.5 3UFM OPEN G1 1600m $1,114,500 CHRIS WALLER 1:35.71
2 of 9 13 Apr 2024 RAND VIA SISTINA $1.8 3U OPEN G1 2000m $5,000,000 CHRIS WALLER 2:02.02

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 13 24.1% 17 55.6% 54 $5,605,250 4 2 1 0 $0.84
JAMES CUMMINGS 2 22.2% 2 44.4% 9 $252,225 0 0 0 1 $0.49
CIARON MAHER 2 50.0% 1 75.0% 4 $130,500 0 0 0 0 $2.02
ROGER JAMES & ROBERT WELLWOOD 1 50.0% 1 100.0% 2 $531,000 1 0 0 0 $0.79
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT 1 50.0% 0 50.0% 2 $214,000 0 1 0 0 $0.59
JOHN O'SHEA 0 0.0% 1 20.0% 5 $53,225 0 0 0 0 -
JOHN SIZE 0 0.0% 1 50.0% 2 $26,434 0 0 0 0 -
PETER G MOODY & KATHERINE COLEMAN 0 0.0% 1 50.0% 2 $286,100 0 0 0 0 -
JAMIE RICHARDS 0 0.0% 1 50.0% 2 $50,570 0 0 0 0 -
MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR 0 0.0% 1 50.0% 2 $22,250 0 0 0 0 -
DANNY SHUM 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 - 0 0 0 0 -
A S CRUZ 0 0.0% 1 50.0% 2 $134,853 0 0 0 0 -
ANNABEL NEASHAM 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 $4,000 0 0 0 0 -
KRIS LEES 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 $50,000 0 0 0 0 -
TONY PIKE 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 - 0 0 0 0 -
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
CHRIS WALLER 394 20.7% 550 49.7% 1900 $82,495,169 36 29 32 18 $0.90
JOHN O'SHEA 231 20.4% 335 50.1% 1130 $24,249,096 9 17 25 15 $0.82
JAMES CUMMINGS 110 25.3% 133 55.9% 435 $26,262,155 13 11 9 6 $0.81
M, W & J HAWKES 71 23.4% 79 49.3% 304 $6,328,380 1 2 6 4 $0.97
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 25.7% 55 53.0% 202 $9,340,460 2 6 8 7 $1.25
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 $7,511,850 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 24.3% 44 54.9% 144 $2,125,910 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
2023/24 103 20.9% 131 47.5% 493 $45,074,960 15 7 3 7 $0.76
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 2128 18.8% 3098 27.4% 11326 $257,318,130 94 107 128 90 $0.90