one of the most successful racehorse trainers

Jonjo O’Neill continues to enjoy one of the most successful careers in horseracing. As both jockey and trainer he has reached virtually every height this great sport has to offer, along the way overcoming adversity, including beating cancer. Through all of this, his love of horseracing, his affinity with horses and thirst for success has never changed.

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    Sir AP McCoy has revealed just how much he misses life as a jockey in retirement and still wonders "if I did the right thing". The 20-times champion hung up his saddle in April 2015, having ridden well over 4,000 winners and won virtually every big race on the jumps calendar, from the Cheltenham Gold Cup to the Grand National. But he still wonders what might have been had he carried on. He told the Daily Mail: "I'd love it to be starting again. I'd love to have it all ahead of me. I'd give...

  • Jonjo Gives Three a Chance of National Glory 02.02.17

    Jonjo has entered three horses in the Randox Health Grand National, a race that has attracted a total of 110 hopefuls. Minella Rocco has this as a potential target after he contends the Irish Gold Cup on 12th February. Shutthefrontdoor will be looking to improve of previous runs, notably the sixth place when giving AP McCoy his final National ride in 2015. More Of That has other targets at Cheltenham to be considered before at possible tilt at the Aintree extravaganza. The weights will...

  • Minella could go for Irish Gold Cup 15.01.17

    Minella Rocco, winner of the National Hunt Chase at last year's Festival, shaped well in his seasonal reappearance in November, finishing third in a well-contested long-distance handicap. The JP McManus-owned seven-year-old looked to be coming off second best in a battle with Grand National hero Many Clouds when falling at the final fence at Aintree last month. But a rematch could be on the cards in the world's most famous steeplechase if he comes through his Irish assignment on February 12...

  • Jonjo among Grand National winning Trainers 12.01.17

    Grand National-winning trainers Jonjo O’Neill, Nigel Twiston-Davies and Kim Bailey have supported the Jockey Club’s ten-year plan to invest at least half a billion pounds into British racing.   The trio understand the potential closure of Kempton upsetting many within the sport but say the loss should be balanced against future benefits.   “I'd be sad to see Kempton close but you have to move on and £500 million is not to be sniffed at,” Jonjo said. “If a big chunk of that can...

  • Eastlake Joins Festival Grade One Hopefuls 12.01.17

    Jonjo has made two entries in the Ryanair Chase, a Festival race he has won twice with Alberta's Run. More Of That and Taquin Du Seuil, who finished sixth last year, have been given this option as well as entries in the Gold Cup. Eastlake could given a Grade One opportunity this year with an entry in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. Another course specialist,  he has won two handicap chases named in honour of Jenny (2013) and Raymond Mould at Cheltenham, most recently in December. He...

  • Three Course Specialists Entered in Gold Gup 11.01.17

    Jonjo has made entries for three established course specialists in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. They have a combined record of eight wins from 17 starts, each with a Festival win to their name. Minella Rocco won last year's National Hunt Chase and has proved his stamina over four miles. He shaped well at The Open in the Betvictor Handicap Chase, finishing third. The following month, he looked to be coming with a winning run when falling at Aintree in the race won by Many Clouds. His record at...

  • Taquin Wins The Betvictor Gold Cup 13.11.16

    Taquin Du Seuil under a brilliant ride from Aidan Coleman got up close home to land a third Betvictor Gold Cup for Jonjo. He joins Exotic Dancer and Johns Spirit on that honours board. More Of That has left Jonjo with plenty to work on but his disappointing run did not detract from the moment of triumph in the season's first big race. "Aidan said he was flat out all the way and that's probably what's won him the race as they obviously went a good gallop. He looks like he wants three miles but I'm...

  • AP McCoy knighted at Buckingham Palace 22.06.16

    AP McCoy was awarded his Knighthood by HRH The Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace today. The 42-year-old, who was champion jockey 20 times during his distinguished career, became only the second rider to be knighted in the history of the honours system when he attended an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Sir Tony - better known to many as AP McCoy - said he has long known Anne, and her daughter Zara Phillips, from their heavy involvement in competitive horse racing. Speaking after...

  • Three Nice New Prospects For Sale 09.06.16

    Jonjo bought four nice new prospects at Goffs Land Rover Sale this week.  One is already spoken for and details of the other three, all 3 yo by Mahler, Jeremy and Flemensfirth, are set out under 'Owning a Racehorse' and 'Racehorses for Sale'....

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  • " Jackdaws Castle is without doubt one of Europe’s premier training establishments, you really do have to see it to believe it. The facilities are absolutely second to none. Jonjo has a natural gift with horses. He understands their every need and places them to perfection, which makes my job a lot easier. All in all, Jonjo is passionate but realistic; honest and a straight-talking person. He is a top class trainer and a lot of fun. I would call him a true racing legend and a great friend."

    AP McCoy

  • " What can I say about Jonjo O’Neill after all the success I have had as the owner of Albertas Run – a horse I bought for £15k at the sales and which was brought along with patience and great care by the team at Jackdaws. Both Jonjo and AP have a clear empathy with the horse. I love the banter; I love the fun – and his wife is good looking too! All in all an excellent trainer and a fantastic place."

    Trevor Hemmings

  • " Jonjo is a racing legend; an outstanding person who remains as committed to racing as he was when breaking records as champion jockey in the ‘seventies. I’ve had horses with him for nearly twenty five years and, whether you are J P McManus or a small shareholder in a large syndicate, he’s always the same – genuine, consistent and hugely competitive."

    Jim McGrath

  • " Jonjo and Jacqui and the whole team at Jackdaws Castle encapsulate everything that is good and enjoyable about National Hunt racing. Every owner, whoever he or she may be, is looked after individually and is treated with the utmost professionalism and reality, with a great deal of fun mixed in too. To put it bluntly, being involved with Jonjo and the whole team at Jackdaws, really makes owning a racehorse a worthwhile and pleasurable pastime."

    Jeremy Hitchins

  • " The facilities provided at Jackdaws Castle are of the highest quality, and with the expertise of Jonjo, Jacqui and their excellent team, the horses have the best environment possible. We are always kept fully informed with up to date progress reports. A visit to Jackdaws to see the horses on the wonderful gallops makes for a thoroughly enjoyable morning – with hospitality to match! Good luck for this season to all the owners."

    Bensaranat Syndicate

  • " Jonjo and Jacqui represent all that’s great about National Hunt racing – a combination of a thoroughly professional yard and an ability to treat even new owners like old friends."

    Sir Martin Broughton

  • " Jonjo O’Neill is not just a very special man, he is a special trainer too. To visit him and the team at Jackdaws Castle has been one of the pleasures of a lifetime. Mind you, he has lived at least three lives already!"

    Brough Scott

  • " Jonjo, Jacqui and Jackdaws define jumping, jollity and (sometimes) jam!"

    Nicholas and Cherry Jones

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