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 a bit behind, catching up with our 15.11.17

    Powerful Symbol won nicely at Southwell on Monday 6th November under a good ride from Richie McLernon, to the delight of The Megson Family (who visited him in his stable before his run) and Sky Pirate finished second in the Novice Hurdle. It was an up and down week with lots of horses running well, finishing in the money – but without quite winning. Over the weekend we had runners at Wincanton where the ground went very soft so we took Mont Royale out of the Badger’s Ale Handicap Chase. Up...

  • The sparks were flying over the weekend! 06.11.17

    The sparks were flying over Jackdaws Castle over the weekend, which we started off on Friday afternoon, with Cobolobo putting up a great performance winning the Handicap Hurdle at Uttoxeter, much to the delight of the Bond Family, under a cool ride from Aidan Coleman. Their second winner of the week. On Saturday, Go Conquer put up a wonderful performance winning the Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) worth £100,000, again under a smooth ride from Aidan Coleman, jumping well from the front...

  • Latest Autumn Update 03.11.17

    At Bangor, on Halloween, Spookydooky didn’t run!, but Walter Oneeightone won nicely under our conditional jockey Killian Moore, another winner for the Bond Family. We had no runners on November 1st but on Thursday 2nd, The Flame ran with promise, finishing third at Stratford and Cloth Cap ran nicely to finish 4th at Sedgefield in the Novice Hurdle. Washed Ashore was unlucky – to make a bad mistake at the second last, when travelling well in the valuable Durham National. Today we have two...

  • First Cold Snap 30.10.17

    At Yarmouth on 24th October, Desert Cross again ran well, finishing third on the flat. The following day at Worcester, Strongly Suggested stayed on well to finish second in the handicap chase. On Thursday 26th Manny Owens and You’re So Right both finished third at Southwell which was a pleasing start for You’re So Right in the bumper. On Friday at Cheltenham, Cake de L’Isle was going well when he unfortunately unseated Aidan Coleman at the second last. On Sunday Compadre ran well to finish...

  • Cheltenham returns 23.10.17

    On Thursday, Knight Destroyer started off the day at Uttoxeter in great fashion winning the Juvenile Hurdle impressively, under Aidan Coleman for Ms Diane Carr. Counter Shy ran well again, finishing second in the Novice Hurdle, and Minella Rocco was slightly disappointing, starting off his season finishing fourth in the Irish Daily Star grade 3 chase on John Short’s charity day at Punchestown, let’s hope they raised plenty of money for his family. On Saturday we had four runners at Market...

  • We survived Ophelia 18.10.17

    The horses at Chepstow, over the weekend, ran well with Fleminport showing promise in the novice hurdle on Saturday, It’s A Gimme again running a genuine race finishing third in the veterans chase and Khage and Dazzling Oscar showing promise in the two divisions of the bumper. We had a good day at Worcester yesterday, having moved venue from Hereford due to the going, Above Board smoothly winning his first chase under Barry Geraghty, followed by Sky Pirate winning his first start over hurdles...

  • Thank Goodness it’s Friday (the 13th!!) 13.10.17

    On the flat at Catterick, Desert Cross ran another genuine race, finishing second and across at Leicester, Minotaur was fourth in the valuable handicap. On Wednesday at Ludlow, Mont Royale ran another good race, finishing fourth in the big race of the day much to the delight of his syndicate, Phil Tufnell Racing Club and Mad Jack Mytton was third in the novice chase. On Thursday at Worcester Global Citizen won his bumper impressively for the Megson Family who were all in attendance and State...

  • The winners keep coming 09.10.17

    On Friday, Go Conquer started his season with an emphatic jumping display around Fontwell, leading all the way to win the valuable handicap chase, and we hope it’s a kick-start to a very successful season for him. On Saturday we travelled down to Fontwell again, with just the one runner, Django Django who showed promise, finishing fourth in a good bumper – which bodes well for his future career over hurdles. On Sunday, our good form continued with Palmers Hill winning the maiden hurdle at...

  • Another up and down day....... 06.10.17

    Thursday started off disastrously with a lovely young horse called Shackleton being fatally injured, through no fault of his own, when brought down on the flat in Warwick. We all feel for his owners, the Hitchins family and also Christie who looked after him and Natalie who rode him out every day. After a bad start, the day improved somewhat…….. At Huntingdon Killian Moore again gave Dreamsoftheatre a great ride after pushing and cajoling him for most of the race. He eventually took hold of...

  • Into October - The Season starts properly 05.10.17

    We started off the month with runners at Stratford and Newton Abbot on Monday, with Your Wan (a sister to Synchronised) showing promise in the bumper at Stratford. At Southwell on Tuesday, Clubs are Trumps won his 7th race under a wonderful ride from Killian Moore and Ring Moylan was a lucky second in the 3 mile novice hurdle. We kicked off Wednesday with Big Penny winning the first race at Bangor, a Mares’ Novice Hurdle, by a neck under a good ride from Aidan Coleman. Today we have 10...

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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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