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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  • End of the Season 28.04.17

    On Monday 24th we started the day off at Warwick with The Tailgater coming to challenge at the last, where he unfortunately fell – fortunately both horse and rider quickly got to their feet and live to fight another day. I’dliketheoption was 4th in the valuable Novice Chase and Royal Escape ran an encouraging first race, finishing 5th in his bumper. Jonjo then travelled on to Windsor where Desert Cross won the 1½ mile handicap in good fashion under a nice ride from Fran Berry. It was nice...

  • We have reached £1,000,000! 24.04.17

    At the two day meeting at Cheltenham, Upswing did fantastically well, winning his second race of the month (11 days after winning at Ffos Las). He won the Llewellyn Humphrys Handicap Chase – the feature chase of day two. Also Lithic ran a very pleasing race, beaten only a length in the 2 mile handicap hurdle on the first day – ridden by Jonjo Junior. The charity football match after racing in Cheltenham (Wednesday 19th) was a great success, with plenty of money raised for the Injured...

  • Mid April Update 19.04.17

    Last Tuesday 11th April Ultimate Dream followed up our good weekend by winning at Exeter under a good ride from Killian Moore. On Thursday 13th, For Instance won nicely for Anne, Harriette and Lucinda Bond at Wetherby and with no runners on Good Friday we had a busy Easter Weekend winning two good races at Haydock. Firstly Kelvingrove winning the Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series final (£50,000) much to the delight of The All In Syndicate who had a great day. Isn’t wonderful when a plan...

  • Announcing the retirement of Holywell 12.04.17

    When we purchased Holywell at the Cheltenham November Sale in 2011, for £70,000, little did we know what a star he would turn out to be. He started off by finishing 3rd in a Novice Hurdle at Plumpton and then won his second start in a Maiden Hurdle at Chepstow and then on his final start that spring, he was second - beaten 10 lengths off a rating of 119. The following season he was second on his first three starts, before winning the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival,...

  • Aintree Grand National meeting followed by 10.04.17

    Although Aintree was slightly disappointing with no winners, a lot of the horses ran really well, notably Dream Berry beaten only half a length in the Alder Hey Children’s Charity Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3). Also Taquin du Seuil running a great race in the Ryanair Stayers Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1) where he finished 4th, beaten only 3½ lengths. All our horses came home safely from the meeting and it was a great result for Scotland and Lucinda Russell to win the Randox Health Grand National with...

  • Super Sunday 09.04.17

    We've had a Sunday to remember with four winners.. three at Market Rasen and one at Ffos Las! Cake De L'isle started things off at Market Rasen under Aidan Coleman in the 2.30 Maiden Hurdle who went on to complete his, and our, double in the very next race aboard Sigurd. While over at Ffos Las, Noel Fehily produced a great ride on Upswing to win the 3.55 Handicap Chase before Aidan completed a Market Rasen treble upon A Little Magic. Thank...

  • Race, win, repeat, race, win repeat……. 05.04.17

    The weekend started with the horses all running well, with lots of near misses. Strongly Suggested finishing second at Stratford, Champagne At Tara third in the valuable Novice Chase at Ascot, Spiritual Man beaten a neck at Huntingdon on Monday and I’dliketheoption finishing second at Ludlow on Monday, and also Pillard and Celtic Tune finishing third. It was nice to get the monkey off our back! and get back to winning ways with our little star, Timeforwest bringing up a great “threepeat”...

  • Radio 5 Live at Jackdaws Castle 03.04.17

    We had a fantastic day here on Thursday when the Owners Suite was turned into a studio for a BBC Radio 5 Live broadcast for the Afternoon Edition show with Sarah Brett. Harrison, Flo, Sophia, Jacqui and Jonjo were all interviewed and Hughie made his radio debut. Sarah enjoyed a ride on You Little Beauty, the resident mechanical, which brought the show to an amusing conclusion! Thank you for all the team from BBC 5 Live for a wonderful afternoon! You can listen again by...

  • The Last Week of March 31.03.17

    The week started off well with Timeforwest and Box Office winning at Market Rasen on Monday 27th.   With the ground at last drying up, we have a lot of horses who have been waiting for better conditions for most of the winter. Hopefully this will trigger an upturn in fortunes for Jackdaws Castle over the coming weeks.   The Jockey Club South West Syndicate have had a great week, with Timeforwest following up at Taunton on Thursday 30th – just three days after...


    More Of That came out of his good run in the Cheltenham Gold Cup very well and he’s on course for the Randox Health Grand National on 8th April. The Handicapper put him up 2lbs for his run in the Gold Cup so he will be running 2lb well in - a week on Saturday. I feel he has a similar profile to Don’t Push It - our previous winner of the Grand National, having been a high class hurdler and winning the same Novice Chase at Cheltenham in his novice season. The whole team here Jackdaws Castle...

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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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