Horseracing personalities infobox
name = Jon Court
birthplace = Gainesville,
birth date = November 23, 1960
death date =
career wins = 3,000+
West Virginia Derby(1998) Lone Star Derby(2001, 2005) Silverbulletday Stakes(2002) Indiana Derby(2002, 2003) Japan Cup Dirt(2003) Clement L. Hirsch Handicap(2004) Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf(2004, 2005) Sport Page Breeders' Cup Handicap(2005) Citation Handicap(2007)
George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award(2007)
Fleetstreet Dancer, Cambiocorsa Perfect Drift, Leroidesanimaux Excessivepleasure
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Having grown up in Florida, Jon Court began riding in
Coloradoat the now closed Centennial Park in 1980.
He rode in
Louisianafor 12 years before moving to Kentuckyand Indianain 1995 where he was a top rider at Hoosier Parkfrom 1996 to 1998. In 1999, he gained his 2,000th win at Kentucky Downs.
In 2004, he moved to California tracks on the advice of trainer
Doug O'Neillafter winning titles at Ellis Park, Oaklawn Park, Turfway Park, Kentucky Downs, and Birmingham Racecourse. His 3,000th winner was posted at Santa Anita Parkin April 7, 2005, 25 years to the day from his first win.
In 2006, Jon Court was elected secretary of the
Jockeys' Guildand is the Guild's representative board member for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's (NTRA) Charities-Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund.
In February 2007 he was voted the prestigious
George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. Called "an unfailingly polite man" by ESPN, the Award is voted on by American jockeys and is given to a jockey who demonstrates high standards of personal and professional conduct, on and off the racetrack.
* [http://www.ntra.com/stats_bios.aspx?id=5830 Jon Court at the NTRA]
* [http://www.jockeysguild.com/jockey.php?JockeyID=43 Jockeys Guild Jon Court]
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