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Jon Kenton Court

Jon Court

Born on 11/ 23 in Gainesville, FL

Currently lives in Kentucky,

Height: 5'1'' Weight: 112

Family: Wife: Krystal, children Justin, Donielle, Aaron and Aubrey


Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Winning % In Money %
29958 3667 3505 3470 $85766486 % %

 

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Only previous Breeders' Cup mount came in 2001 when he rode Chorwon to a sixth-
place finish in the Turf.

Top mounts of 2005 include Leroidesanimaux (G1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap)
and Southern Africa (Lone Star Derby).

Grew up in Ponce Inlet, Fla. and began riding career at Centennial Park, a now-
defunct track in Colorado in 1980. His first winner was Nevada's Hope.

Rode in Louisiana for 12 years before moving to Kentucky and Indiana in 1995.

Was king of Hoosier Park after the Indiana track's 1995 opening, leading rider
there from 1996 to 1998. In 1998, he twice rode six winners on a single
Hoosier Park card and in 2000 rode six winners on a single card at Ellis Park.

Notched his 2,000th career victory at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 20, 1999, aboard
Solvig. His 3,000th victory came on April 7 at Santa Anita this year.

Won 2002 Indiana Derby aboard Perfect Drift, the only time he rode the well-
traveled gelding.

Leading jockey at Kentucky racetracks in 2002.

In 2003 won the Japan Cup Dirt aboard Fleetstreet Dancer and won Iowa Derby
and Indiana Derby with Excessivepleasure.

Court moved his tack to California in 2004 after winning riding titles at
Ellis Park, Turfway Park, Kentucky Downs, Oaklawn Park, Hoosier Park and
Birmingham Racecourse. Trainer Doug O'Neill played a key role in convincing
Court to move west.

In 2004 finished third aboard Excessivepleasure in the 2003 Godolphin Mile at
Nad al Sheba.

In January 2005, repeated his victory in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare
Turf aboard Valentine Dancer at Gulfstream Park. Court had won the 2004
edition of the race at Santa Anita with her.
Jockeys' Leaderboard: Mount Earnings
1.   Javier Castellano $5,765,931
2.   Mike Smith $4,600,671
3.   Joel Rosario $4,393,216
4.   Rafael Bejarano $4,131,164
5.   Rosie Napravnik $4,006,676
6.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. $3,794,705
7.   Jose L. Ortiz $3,752,721
8.   Luis Saez $3,182,292
9.   Victor Espinoza* $2,992,198
10.   Corey Nakatani $2,891,391
As of 04/14/14
*non-Member
 
 
Jockeys' Leaderboard: Wins
1.   Javier Castellano 119
2.   Russell Baze 109
3.   Rosie Napravnik 89
4.   Antonio Gallardo 86
5.   Ronnie Allen, Jr.* 85
6.   Rafael Bejarano 81
7.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. 81
8.   Edgard Zayas 79
9.   Trevor McCarthy* 74
10.   Ry Eikelberry* 74
As of 04/14/14
*non-Member
 
 
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Mount Earnings
1.   Esgar Ramirez $598,024
2.   Omar Reyes $596,844
3.   Jessie Lavario* $581,045
4.   Larry Gamez* $522,419
5.   Jaime Parga Leos* $468,929
6.   Jimmy Dean Brooks $453,578
7.   G. R. Carter $429,315
8.   Oscar Delgado $375,930
9.   Alonso Rivera* $367,670
10.   L. Salvador Martinez $355,151
As of 04/14/14
*non-Member
 
 
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Wins
1.   Jessie Levario* 45
2.   John Hamilton 38
3.   Omar Reyes 36
4.   Alfonso Lujan 32
5.   Esgar Ramirez 31
6.   Danny Lavergne 31
7.   Martin Rubalcava 29
8.   Donald Watson* 28
9.   David A. Alvarez* 27
10.   Jimmy Dean Brooks 25
As of 04/14/14
*non-Member
 
 

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