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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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  • Supporting Chris for Charity 09.02.18

    We are delighted to be supporting Chris Hughes as he embarks on his charity race at York in June 2018 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Suport.  Chris, who will be sponsored by Coral through his journey, will be training here at Jackdaws Castle once a week leading up to the race under the guidance of Jonjo and our jockeys in the yard. You can support Chris by donating on his Just Giving page here - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chrishughes-loveracing We wish him the best of...

  • The Ups and Downs of Racing 30.01.18

    We started off Friday in great style with Django Django winning comfortably but unfortunately, the day went downhill from there with the very sad loss of Taquin du Seuil who had been a fantastic horse for the Broughton Family and Friends. He started off winning for us in October 2012 – winning his maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter, followed by finishing a close second to My Tent Or Yours at Ascot (little did we know he finished second to a future Champion). He followed this by winning the Grade 2...

  • Back Among the Winners 17.01.18

    It was great to get back amongst the winners with Noble Robin wining in great style under Richard Johnson at Wetherby on Saturday, following up his previous win at Ffos Los. The Tailgater also ran well, finishing 4th at Kempton. This week we have runners tomorrow at Ludlow, Champagne at Tara and Capote followed by Catching On at Chepstow on Friday and two possible runners at Taunton on Saturday. As we have said before, January is a very quiet month for us and we will only have the...

  • Belated Happy New Year 10.01.18

    The ground has been very soft and testing nearly everywhere throughout January, which as we mentioned in our last update, is normally a quiet month for us. We had a busier day yesterday at Doncaster and Taunton where we had two seconds with Django Django and Rosie McQueen and a few of our other novices were placed. Looking ahead to the weekend, we hope to have a few more runners at Huntingdon on Friday and we have entries at Kempton, Wetherby and Warwick on Saturday. A huge congratulations to...

  • More Snow 28.12.17

    I hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas and are getting ready for you New Year Festivities. Here at Jackdaws we are under the cover of snow again, but with our fantastic facilities we have not been held up at all. We even managed to get Minella Rocco over to Ireland to run a fantastic race in the Leopardstown Christmas Chase – where he finished a respectable fourth. Saturday was a bit of a downer at Ascot, with Go Conquer still in the lead and going well when he nearly fell at the 14th...

  • We have reached £500,000! 21.12.17

    A fantastic run from Festive Affair to finish second in the Tanners Wines Handicap Chase at Ludlow yesterday took us over the £500,000 mark for the season.   We have runners this weekend at Uttoxeter and Ascot including Taquin Du Seuil, More Of That and Go Conquer who will be looking to follow up his performance there last time with another solid run.    We are looking forward to a busy festive period when Minella Rocco will be heading Ireland for the Leopardstown Christmas Chase,...

  • Racing Returns 19.12.17

    Racing commenced again on Thursday 14th and our first runner back was Kelvingrove who won under Killian Moore, who gave him one of the rides of the season after cajoling him the whole way, got up to win on the run in by three quarters of a length, much to the delight of The All In Syndicate. The following day at Doncaster we again kicked off the day with a winner with Jonjo Junior giving The Tailgater a lovely ride to win (again by three quarters of a length) and we also had two seconds with...

  • Everything is all white 11.12.17

    At Sandown on Friday Lithic again ran an encouraging race, finishing second, beaten half a length in the Novice Handicap Chase, jumping well and staying on well all the way to the line. On Saturday at Wetherby, Pop Rockstar followed up his Haydock win on Wednesday under another well judged ride from Jonjo Junior. Racing was abandoned on Sunday at Huntingdon and we have no runners today at Fontwell as the ground has gone heavy. Tomorrow, Uttoxeter is off, hopefully racing may resume at...

  • Ready for the cold? 07.12.17

    Both our runners at Fakenham on Monday finished in the money, Foundation Man was second under Jonjo Junior and Walter Oneeightone finished third and the following day, at Southwell, Plus One finished third in the three mile novice hurdle. On Wednesday 6th, at Haydock, Pop Rockstar won under a good ride from Jonjo Junior, much to the delight of his owners “Vamhensid” who had a great day out. The owner’s facilities at Haydock are top class. We had a rare day off, with no runners on Thursday...

  • We made it to the big five ohhhh 04.12.17

    After a reasonably quite week, Friday we hit our fifty with Jonjo Junior giving Manny Owens a cool ride to win nicely up at Doncaster – a first winner for owners Veterinary Immunogenics Ltd (Tom and Eileen Barr, who are long term friends of Jonjo and Jacqui) Let’s hope it’s the first of many for Manny! It didn’t take us long to start the next fify, with Powerful Symbol, winning the Novice Handicap Chase under a great ride from Richie McLernon, much to the delight of the Megson Family. We...

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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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