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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    We are delighted to be hosting a Summer Lunch for The Bob Champion Trust on Friday 31st August here at Jackdaws Castle.  The day will start with a tour around our yard meeting all of the horses, jockeys and stable hands, followed by a lunch hosted by a panel of racing experts, Bob Champion, Jonjo O'Neill, Mike Cattermole and a surprise guest. During the delicious three-course lunch there will be three presentations by the panel, covering all aspects of the racing world including a Q&A...


    We enjoyed a lovely day at Blenheim Palace yesterday. Jonjo and Jonjo Jnr were invited to to talk to an audience in the Quilter Cheviot Theatre, in conversation with Roger Hart.  Jonjo shared stories from his career and school years (the exam story is very funny!) and they discussed how different racing is today from a few decades ago.  Thank you to everyone who came to watch and to Quilter Cheviot for organising.   ...

  • Bentley Off/On Road Day at Jackdaws Castle 11.07.18

    We enjoyed a fabulous day with a high octane mix of both types of horse power, impressing our guests and co-hosts Bentley Bristol.   Guests were shown our extensive facilities, including being driven alongside the horses working on the gallops in a fleet of Bentley Bentaga!   Then back to the Owners Suite for some much needed refreshment and champagne for those not driving later, not stopping for long, we then moved down to the main yard where our latest youngsters from Ireland...

  • Jonjo's Journal 19.06.18

    It was great to see Champagne At Tara back on form at Aintree on Friday night. He jumped and travelled well and Barry gave him a great ride. Today sees Adam Du Breteau head to Stratford and we're hoping to run Ready And Able and Coisa Blanco at Uttoxeter on Wednesday. State The Obvious and As You Like have a couple of entries at Ffos Las on Thursday and Market Rasen on Friday so we will decide where they go later in the week. The Flame and Visandi also have entries at Ffos Las as do Lithic and...

  • Weddings and Winners 21.05.18

    Saturday marked a very special occasion for Jackdaws Castle with the wedding of Joe and Jo Jo. It was a beautiful day in a stunning location at Deer Park Hall near Bredon and much fun was had with lots of family and friends. We wish them all the biggest congratulations and a happy a prosperous life together! The weekend also saw us have a two winners at Uttoxeter on Saturday where Above Board won by a neck and Allelu Alleluia at Stratford yesterday, both ridden by Aidan Coleman for JP...

  • A WINNING WEEK SO FAR! 17.05.18

    It's been a great week so far with 4 winners that begun on Sunday with a treble across the cards at Ludlow and Southwell with Festive Affair, who won the valuable Handicap Chase for the second year running under Aidan Coleman for the For The Fun Of It partnership, The Flame under James Nixon and Kitikat under Richie McLernon all winning, the latter sparking the artistic talents of the amazing Darren Bid! Our fourth winner of the week came on the flat in the sunshine at Bath last night when Fran...

  • We are all enjoying the lovely spring weather 20.04.18

    We are all delighted the sun is shining, and at last, the ground has improved. After a disappointing winter, we have had a much better week with Spookydooky winning at Exeter on Tuesday under lovely ride from Richard Johnson, much to the pleasure of the Piranha Partnership who travelled all the way down to Devon. Spookydooky was winning for the first time since November 2015, although he has had some very good performances in the meantime, the Handicapper was finally giving him a chance. The...


    Spring is finally arriving and the ground is drying up giving us the chance to work on the grass gallops.  Here's a video from this morning.  ...


    We enjoyed a great morning on Saturday when lots of our wonderful syndicate and partnership owners joined us. The rain stopped just in time for the walk out onto the gallops to see the horses in the owners' colours. Syndicates and partnerships are a huge part of Jonjo O'Neill Racing and we are extremely grateful for all of your support. It is a fantastic way of getting into racehorse ownership. We have created a photo album of the day over on our Facebook page that you can find here -...

  • Chris Hughes' Guide to Jackdaws Castle 04.04.18

    Chris was sadly unable to ride last week due to a slight back injury after rowing in the Sport Relief challange and a charity football match the weekend previously. We took this opportunity for Christ to take you on a tour around Jackdaws Castle meeting some of the team. ...

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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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