J. Larry Jones
Kentucky USA

Currently Residing:
Maryland USA

Name of his wife is Cindy. They have daughters Amanda and Wendy and sons Michael and Wesley. The couple also have six grandchildren.

He is an American thoroughbr ed horse racing trainer of repute. Formerly he was a commercial farmer who became a profession al trainer in 1982. In the early years he worked principall y at Ellis Park Racecourse in Henderson, Kentucky and at Oaklawn Park Race Track in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He became famous in the horse racing world in 2007 for his work with the colt Hard Spun.

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2011 77 18 14 12 $932,549
2009 345 73 56 53 $4,367,226

Major Racing Wins: Fantasy Stakes (2003, 2008), Acorn Stakes (2004), Delaware Handicap (2005), Nassau County Breeders' Cup Stakes (2006), Prioress Breeders' Cup Stakes (2006), Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes (2007), King's Bishop Stakes (2007), Lane's End Stakes (2007), Alabama Stakes (2008), Allaire duPont Distaff Stakes (2008), Kentucky Oaks (2008), Remsen Stakes (2008), Lecomte Stakes (2009), Risen Star Stakes (2009), Louisiana Derby (2009) and Southwest Stakes (2009). Racing Awards: Big Sport of Turfdom Award (2008). Significant Horses: Hard Spun, Eight Belles, Friesan Fire and Old Fashioned