Jon Court
American jockey
Jon Court
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.
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Derby Winner Named Belmont Favorite
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NEW YORK -- Back home again, Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes. Orb was made the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 14 entered for Saturday's final leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park, and trainer Shug McGaughey is confident his colt can bounce back from his fourth-place finish behind Oxbow in the Preakness. "He's been here for three weeks, and I think it has to be a help not only mentally but being familiar with the footing as well," McGaughey said. "He's done well here and trained well here. ... I'm going to strike a line through the Preakness. It wasn't his day. It was (trainer) Wayne Lukas and Oxbow and Gary Stevens' day. We're going to regroup and hopefully you'll see the right horse here on Saturday." Orb drew the No. 5 post Wednesday, with Oxbow two gates over in No. 7. Revolutionary, one of trainer Todd Pletcher's record five entries, is the second choice at 9-2. Oxbow is next at 5-1. "I think Shug has esta ...
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Muppets puppeteer, voice of Count dies
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
JERRY Nelson, the voice of Count Von Count on Sesame Street, has died aged 78.
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Elections Coordinator Cedar Cosner will be the new member of Constitution Court
Oregon Daily Emerald - almost 5 years
What started as a straight-forward confirmation was met with conflict at Wednesday night’s ASUO Senate meeting. ASUO Elections Coordinator Cedar Cosner was appointed to Constitution Court by the ASUO Executive, then appeared before the Senate to be confirmed for the position. ASUO president Ben Eckstein introduced him. “He has a strong background in conflict resolution and critical thinking and his role as elections coordinator gave him judicial experience,” Eckstein said. Cosner then introduced himself saying his position as elections coordinator gave him skills that aren’t easy to come by. “I want to make sure the Court becomes an entity of its own,” he said. After his short speech, ASUO Sen. Lindy Mabuya brought up concerns with the process by which Cosner was appointed. She was concerned with the fact that Cosner was the only one who applied for the position of Con Court justice. “I would have liked to be able to compare you to someone,” Mabuya said. “We’re in the posit ...
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Kentucky Derby 2012: Horses, Post Positions, Odds and Picks
Monrovia - almost 5 years
I stopped by the Derby restaurant on Huntington Drive one day last week to have a drink with my friend Dave Naftzerger. That drink hit the spot, so I told my bartender friend, Cynthia Naanough, "I'll Have Another." Since Naanough is dating jockey Mike Smith, I left the restaurant having decided on my Kentucky Derby picks. I'm going with Santa Anita Derby winner I'll Have Another to win with favored Bodemeister, who Smith will ride, to finish second in Saturday's race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. If I'm right, the exacta — a wager in which you have to pick the first two finishers in order — should pay pretty well. The odds on I'll Have Another are 12-1 and the odds on Bodemeister are 4-1. I might box my exacta, meaning doubling my bet so that it will also pay if Bodemeister wins and I'll Have Another finishes second. The problem with that, though, is that the exacta will pay much less if the favored Bodemeister wins. There's a reason I like my hunch bet involving ...
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Kentucky Derby 2012: Post Positions, Odds and Our Pick
Arcadia Patch - almost 5 years
I stopped by the Derby restaurant on Huntington Drive one day last week to have a drink with my friend Dave Naftzerger. That drink hit the spot, so I told my bartender friend, Cynthia Naanough, "I'll Have Another." Since Naanough is dating jockey Mike Smith, I left the restaurant having decided on my Kentucky Derby picks. I'm going with Santa Anita Derby winner I'll Have Another to win with favored Bodemeister, who Smith will ride, to finish second in Saturday's race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. If I'm right, the exacta — a wager in which you have to pick the first two finishers in order — should pay pretty well. The odds on I'll Have Another are 12-1 and the odds on Bodemeister are 4-1. I might box my exacta, meaning doubling my bet so that it will also pay if Bodemeister wins and I'll Have Another finishes second. The problem with that, though, is the exacta will pay much less if the favored Bodemeister wins. There's a reason I like my hunch bet involving Smit ...
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POLE POSITION: Kentucky Derby Sets The Field
WHO TV - almost 5 years
Donegal Racing was hoping for a good draw, and they got it. Iowa owned horse Dullahan drew the 5th pole position in the Kentucky Derby Wednesday. Dullahan is 8-1 and the fourth favorite in a twenty horse field.  The favorite is Bodemeister at 4-1 Here is the post-position draw for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby: 1. Daddy Long Legs Jockey: Colm O’Donoghue Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Odds: 30-1 2. Optimizer Jockey: Jon Court Trainer: Wayne Lukas Odds: 50-1 3. Take Charge Indy Jockey: Calvin Borel Trainer: Pat Byrne Odds: 15-1 4. Union Rags Jockey: Julien Leparoux Trainer: Michael Matz Odds: 9-2 5. Dullahan Jockey: Kent Desormeaux Trainer: Dale Romans Odds: 8-1 6. Bodemeister Jockey: Mike Smith Trainer: Bob Baffert Odds: 4-1 7. Rousing Sermon Jockey: Jose Lezcano Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer Odds: 50-1 8. Creative Cause Jockey: Joel Rosario Trainer: Michael Harrington Odds: 12-1 9. Trinniberg Jockey: Willie Martinez Trainer: Bisnath Parboo Odds: 50- ...
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ASUO ELECTIONS ’12: Vote Vote Vote + Futile Update
The Oregon Commentator - almost 5 years
Elections are finally sputtering to a halt. We can tell because notable ASUO proceedings have been pushed to page three of the printed Ol’ Dirty Emerald today. But before we update you on that, we wanted to encourage you waste your time by participating in our ineffectual student democracy before 5pm tomorrow. But most of all, we wanted to seize the opportunity to post this cute vintage pin-up thing. Yes, we at the OC like to convince ourselves that people actually turn to our blog for this stupid ASUO shit, and thus, here is what we hope to be our final 2012 ASUO elections update. Enjoy. 1)      Irrelevant for the most part, last night Lamar Wise was reinstated as ASUO Senate President by the ASUO Senate. Last week, Con Court removed Wise in response to Senator Lindy Mabuya’s grievance that charged Wise of non-fulfillment. The ASUO senate body made this decision after considerable efforts to “address the elephant in the room” that was Wise’s removal from office. And by “consid ...
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Keeneland Barn Notes - April 18, 2012
Lex 18 - almost 5 years
A well-matched field of 11 3-year-olds was entered Wednesday morning for Saturday's 31st running of the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. The Coolmore Lexington is one of three graded stakes remaining prior to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) for horses to earn enough money to be among the top 20 earners to make the starting gate May 5. The Coolmore Lexington, won last year by Derby Kitten, is carded as the ninth race on Saturday's 10-race program with a 5:13 p.m. (ET) post time. First post time Saturday is 1:05 p.m. Headlining the field is Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith's Castaway. Trained by Bob Baffert, Castaway won the Southwest (G3) in his stakes debut at Oaklawn Park by 3¾ lengths before finishing seventh in the Sunland Derby (G3) in his most recent start. Shaun Bridgmohan has the mount for the first time on Castaway, who will break from post position seven. Three other horses who had solid graded-stakes d ...
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The One You Feed: Helping Your Children Find Their Way
Psych Central - almost 5 years
This story was recently passed on to me. An old Cherokee told his grandson: “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, and resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.” The boy thought about it, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?” The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.” Regardless of whether this is really an old Cherokee folk story (I do have my doubts that a long-ago Cherokee elder would use the word “ego”), it does not detract from the lesson. The wolf within that we feed is the one that grows. Those who manipulate others through fear and terrorize others with their anger can attain a fair amount of power and control, it’s true. Ultimately, though, it is the wolf who is really in control. Those who are most ferocious in their desire to be on top are usually plagued by feelings of inferiority and paranoia that the ...
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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup - UPI.com
Google News - over 5 years
Wise Dan, a 4-year-old, Kentucky-bred Wiseman's Ferry gelding, ran the mile on the all-weather track in 1:35.63 under Jon Court. In his last outing, the July 4 Firecracker Handicap, he won at 1 mile over the Churchill Downs turf so he gives trainer
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Wise Dan proves best in Presque Isle Mile - Brisnet.com
Google News - over 5 years
Jon Court had the mount for trainer Charles Lopresti. Wise Dan broke from post 9 and raced wide into the first turn as Jimmy Simms sprinted forward from post 10 to establish the opening quarter-mile in :24 1/5. Wise Dan was up close on the outside,
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Ethridge column: It was the year of the jockey at Ellis Park - Evansville Courier & Press
Google News - over 5 years
Jon Court, who has won the Ellis riding title six times, was a third former champion at the track, and was joined by onetime leading riders Victor Lebron, Orlando Mojica and Fabio Arguello. There also were former top apprentices Greta Kuntzweiler (who
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Jockey Ben Creed out of hospital - Evansville Courier & Press
Google News - over 5 years
Last weekend, jockeys Ronald Richard and Jon Court took frightening falls when their horses suffered fatal injuries in separate races at Ellis Park. On Friday, the worst incident of the summer meet, now in its final weekend, occurred even before horses
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Guidry encouraged by progress he has made during riding comeback - Daily Racing Form
Google News - over 5 years
Veteran jockey Jon Court was back riding Wednesday at Hoosier Park after escaping serious injury in a spill Sunday on the Ellis turf course. Court won a race from two mounts Thursday at the suburban Indianapolis track and said he was simply glad to be
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Ellis Park: Apprentice right in the thick of it - Daily Racing Form
Google News - over 5 years
It has been 20 years since an apprentice topped the rider standings at Ellis Park, and although Roberto Morales seems to stand only an outside chance of winning more races than the likes of Calvin Borel and Jon Court, the 21-year-old
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jon Court
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 50
    He retained the mount for the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
    More Details Hide Details Archarcharch drew the first post and finished 15th in a 19-horse field with 12-1 odds.
    Court repeated his win in the Arkansas Derby in 2011 with Archarcharch, trained by his father-in-law, Jinks Fires.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 48
    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.
    More Details Hide Details On April 10, 2010, Court won the $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby aboard Line of David, giving the horse and its connections enough graded stakes earnings to run in the Kentucky Derby. However, Court was removed from the Derby mount by the horse's trainer, John Sadler. Line of David subsequently finished 18th in the 20-horse Derby field.
  • 2005
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Court, who has been called "an unfailingly polite man" by ESPN, received the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in February 2007. 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.
  • 2004
    Age 43
    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 42
    In 2003, he won the Japan Cup Dirt on Fleetstreet Dancer.
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  • 2001
    Age 40
    In 2001, he rode Percy Hope in the Lone Star Derby, winning, and in the Preakness Stakes, placing 9th.
    More Details Hide Details He holds the record for most wins by a jockey (2) in the Lone Star Derby.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 38
    In 1999, he gained his 2,000th win at Kentucky Downs.
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  • 1995
    Age 34
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born in 1960.
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