Jonjo O’Neill

Welcome to our profile of Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National winning trainer Jonjo O’Neill.

We look at his upcoming entries, current form, history and more.

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Jonjo O’Neill

Jonjo O’Neill Runners Today

Here are all the Jonjo O’Neill horses running today and future entries:

15:35 2nd Apr 23Ascot2m 167yC2Prince Escalus (IRE)Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
15:30 3rd Apr 23Ludlow2m 5f 55yC4Judicial Law (IRE)Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
14:00 4th Apr 23Fontwell Park2m 3f 49yC4Rocco Royale (IRE)Unknown Jockey
14:50 5th Apr 23Wincanton3m 1f 30yC4Uptown Lady (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:00 5th Apr 23Wincanton1m 7f 50yC4Rocco Royale (IRE)Unknown Jockey
17:05 5th Apr 23Wincanton2m 4f 35yC4Orrisdale (IRE)Unknown Jockey
17:20 6th Apr 23Hereford2m 53yC5Soldierofthestorm (IRE)Unknown Jockey
17:25 6th Apr 23Wetherby2mC5Soldierofthestorm (IRE)Unknown Jockey
17:00 10th Apr 23Fairyhouse3m 5f 50yTime To Get Up (IRE)Unknown Jockey
16:05 14th Apr 23Aintree2m 5f 19yC1Morning Spirit (IRE)Unknown Jockey

Jonjo O’Neill Recent Form

PeriodRuns1st2nd3rdWin%£ level stake
Season (Combined )361247941345813.26-705.12

Key Stats – J.O’Neil

Name – Jonjo O’Neill

Date of Birth – 13 April 1952

Racing Yard – Jackdaws Castle

Big Wins: Cheltenham Gold Cup, Grand National, Irish Grand National (2), Christmas Hurdle (2), Stayers Hurdle (2), Ryanair Chase (2), Triumph Hurdle, Punchestown Champion Hurdle, Savills Chase (2), Betway Bowl, Aintree Hurdle, Melling Chase and many more top National Hunt races in Great Britain and Ireland.

Trainer Profile of Jonjo O’Neil Senior

Jonjo O’Neill was born in Castletownroche, County Cork and was twice champion jump jockey in Britain in the late 1970’s.

He rode 900 winners as a jockey including the 1986 Cheltenham Gold Cup and 1984 Champion Hurdle on Dawn Run, the only horse in history to land that prestigious double.

He also won the Gold Cup on Alverton in 1979 and the 1980 Champion Hurdle on Sea Pigeon, both trained by Peter Easterby.

He turned his skills to training in the late 1980s and has gone on to train over 2,400 winners under rules.

He has trained 27 Cheltenham Festival winners as well as the winner of the English, Irish and Welsh Grand Nationals.

O’Neill is the father of rising star jockey Jonjo Jnr.

Jonjo O’Neill – Key Trainer Stats

Jonjo achieved his first century in a season in 2001-02.

His most prolific season was 2013-14 with 134 winners.

He has earned over £1 million in prize money in a season on 9 occasions. O’Neill never completed the Grand National course as a jockey in 7 attempts.

He famously teamed up with Tony McCoy (0-14) to win the 2010 National with Don’t Push It.

Jonjo O’Neill Big Race Wins

Synchronised won the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup after progressing through handicaps, including the Midlands Grand National and Welsh Grand National in 2010. The horse also won the 2011 Savills Chase but tragically died as a result of injuries in a freak accident after falling in the Aintree Grand National.

Don’t Push It’s 2010 Grand National is memorable for providing legendary rider Tony McCoy with a win in the big race. O’Neill won the Stayers Hurdle with Iris’s Gift (2004) and More Of That (2014) while he trained Alberta’s Run to win the Ryanair Chase in 2010 and 2011.

Butlers Cabin (2007) and Shutthefrontdoor (2014) won the Irish Grand National.

Jonjo O’Neill – Most Famous Victories

Don’t Push It landed a wholesale gamble in the Grand National, owned by JP McManus. McCoy had never finished better than third in 14 previous attempts and was roared home by the Aintree crowd.

Synchronised also carried the famous green and gold silks and was a game winner of the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Iris’s Gift was a popular winner of the 2004 Stayers Hurdle, ridden by Barry Geraghty. The grey was unable to transfer his top class form to fences while other notable winners for the yard include Wichita Lineman (2009 Festival Trophy) and Exotic Dancer (2008 Savills Chase).

Summary of Jumps Trainer JJ O’Neil

Jonjo O’Neill remains one of the most successful National Hunt trainers, training largely for the JP McManus empire from the state-of-the-art Jackdaws Castle.

Always likely to be a factor at the festival meetings and particularly in top staying chases.

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