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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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the big racewinners

Don't Push It

Don't Push It

John Smith's Grand National

2010

Synchronised

Synchronised

Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase

2012

Tominator

Tominator

John Smith's Northumberland Plate

2013

More Of That

More Of That

Ladbrokes World Hurdle

2014

Shutthefrontdoor

Shutthefrontdoor

Boylesports Irish Grand National Chase

2014

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  • Harriet Bond Selects Six for the New Season 29.08.15

    Harriet Bond, 23 year old daughter of Peter and Anne Bond told Gloucestershire Echo's Melissa Jones how much she admires the way Jonjo approaches the challenge of finding new recruits from the sales. "We used to live in Aberdeen and had horses with Richard Fahey.  My gran Billie Bond owned Scottish National winner Belmont King.  Moving here, having horses with Jonjo was the obvious choice. If something comes in and its average he will tell you, he won't let people pay for training for...

  • Jonjo on AP - The Guardian BIG Interview 08.04.15

    Jonjo opened up in unprecedented, colourful style when The Guardian's Donald McRae paid a visit to Jackdaws at the beginning of April for his Big Interview under the heading "AP McCoy can go out with a Grand National win". “We all want it to be a fairytale and they don’t happen often,” Jonjo O’Neill says as the last days of AP McCoy’s racing career hurtle towards the end with the hope he might win the Grand National on Saturday and bow out of an unforgiving sport amid bliss and...

  • Jonjo looks forward to the Crabbie's Grand 01.04.15

    "Excitement in the yard is growing as we carefully prepare our big hope Shutthefrontdoor for the Crabbie’s Grand National on April 11. We were thrilled to host a large posse of reporters, photographers and television crews on a big media day on Wednesday for lots of interviews and pictures ahead of the world-famous race at Aintree. Naturally, Shutthefrontdoor is attracting plenty of attention not only because he has a good chance but because he will be AP McCoy’s final ride in the National before...

  • Jonjo reacts to Grand National weights 17.02.15

    Last season's Irish Grand National hero, Shutthefrontdoor, appears a likely last ride for 19-times champion jockey Tony McCoy in The Crabbie's Grand National, in which he is set to shoulder 11st 2lb in the initial handicap. "It is probably a fair weight he has been given. We would like a bit less but that is what he has got to carry. He is a much better horse on flatter tracks and he likes good ground. I think everything will suit him. He was all out to win the Irish National, but he was well...

  • Jonjo Reacts to AP's Announcement 08.02.15

    Jonjo is looking forward to getting the very best out of his relationship with AP before Jump racing's greatest ever jockey retires in April with the Festival and Aintree high on the agenda. “He’s brilliant, he’s strong, fit, committed and he’s a very fair rider. You’d never see him cutting anyone up.  He doesn’t have an ego and is grounded. He knows his job and does it right.  Above all that he’s a really nice guy, a great fella.  We have a great relationship, he’ll come...

  • Jonjo Receives President's Award 01.12.14

    At the Horserace Writers and Photographers Associaton Derby Awards Luncheon in London on Monday, Jonjo received the President's Award, which includes Lord Oaksey, JT McNamara, AP McCoy, Frankel and BBC Racing as former winners.  Steven Cargill, HWPA President read the following citation, "I grew up at a time when 'Go on Jonjo!' was a heartfelt refrain, whether with the family watching televised racing on a cold winter Saturday, or surrounded by sheepskin wearing racegoers in the...

  • Jonjo and Richie look forward to The Paddy 12.11.14

    John's Spirit and Richie McLernon are aiming for second success in Saturday's Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham   Richie McLernon enjoyed his biggest success on John's Spirit in last year's Paddy Power Gold Cup and the 28-year-old is aiming to win the £160,000 Grade Three handicap chase for the second successive year this Saturday, November 15.   Speaking at a media event organised by Cheltenham Racecourse at Jackdaws Castle today, McLernon said: "Johns Spirit is better for knowing....

  • Jonjo Looks Forward with The Guardian 04.11.14

    Jono O’Neill’s two potential Gold Cup contenders could take each other on in the Betfair Chase at Haydock this month, both having run with credit in defeat over the weekend. Taquin Du Seuil has been committed to the race by his trainer while Holywell is also a possibility for the race. “I was happy enough with him,” O’Neill said on Monday of Taquin Du Seuil, who ran on dourly to be second behind Menorah in Wetherby’s Charlie Hall Chase. “He could have done with softer ground but at least...

  • FOUR FROM FOUR AT WETHERBY - 50 UP! 16.10.14

    Jonjo was trawling through his memory to recall when he last sent four horses to the races, all four won, ridden by four different jockeys.  That's what happened on Wednesday when AP arrived on the back of a treble and sensing more of the same.  He started the ball rolling with Goodwood Mirage, narrowly holding on to win by a neck from the man who had driven Jonjo to the races, recently recruited amateur Harry Bannister.  That brought up AP's 150 winners for the season -...

  • More Of That News 08.10.14

    Jonjo has announced today that "We have decided More Of That will stay hurdling this season, we are hoping for another good season with him."...

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Jackdaws Castle

At Jonjo O’Neill Racing we share your love of horseracing and understand you want to see great results.

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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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