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Jon Court

Jockey
Male
Born Nov 23, 1960
Age 55
Hometown Gainesville, Florida

Jon Kenton Court is an American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. Having grown up in Florida, Jon Court began riding in Colorado at the now closed Centennial Park in 1980. He rode in Louisiana for 12 years before moving to Kentucky and Indiana in 1995, where he was a top rider at Hoosier Park from 1996 to 1998. In 1999, he gained his 2,000th win at Kentucky Downs. In 2001, he rode Percy Hope in the Lone Star Derby, winning, and in the Preakness Stakes, placing 9th.… Read More

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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jon Court.

CHILDHOOD

1960 Birth Born in 1960.

THIRTIES

1995 35 Years Old He rode in Louisiana for 12 years before moving to Kentucky and Indiana in 1995, where he was a top rider at Hoosier Park from 1996 to 1998.
1999 39 Years Old In 1999, he gained his 2,000th win at Kentucky Downs.

FORTIES

2001 41 Years Old In 2001, he rode Percy Hope in the Lone Star Derby, winning, and in the Preakness Stakes, placing 9th. … Read More
2003 43 Years Old In 2003, he won the Japan Cup Dirt on Fleetstreet Dancer.
2004 44 Years Old In 2004, he moved to California tracks on the advice of trainer Doug O'Neill after winning titles at Ellis Park Racecourse, Oaklawn Park, Turfway Park, Kentucky Downs, and Birmingham Racecourse.
2005 45 Years Old He rode his 3,000th winner at Santa Anita Park on April 7, 2005, 25 years to the day from his first win. In 2006, Court was elected secretary of the Jockeys' Guild and is the Guild's representative board member for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's (NTRA) Charities-Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund. … Read More
2009 49 Years Old Court was one of the jockeys featured in the first season of Animal Planet's 2009 reality documentary Jockeys before he moved his tack back to Kentucky. … Read More

FIFTIES

2011 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Court repeated his win in the Arkansas Derby in 2011 with Archarcharch, trained by his father-in-law, Jinks Fires.
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