Jonjo O’Neill

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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 Entries

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Jonjo O’Neill Recent Form

Here are all the latest finishing positions for horses trained by Jonjo O’Neill.

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Key Stats – J.O’Neil

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.

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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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