Jon Court
Born:
1960-11-23
Gainesville
Florida, USA

Currently Residing:
La Verne
California USA

Height: 5'1
Weight: 112 lbs

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His wife is Krystal, daughter Aubrey; Krystal's father Jinks Fires, who is the brother of Hall of Fame rider Earlie Fires, is a veteran Midwest trainer; Court has three children from a previous marriage: Justin, Donielle and Aaron


Notes:
Jon Court is a popular thoroughbred horseracing jockey, who grew up in Florida and started riding in Colorado at Centennial Park in 1980. For the next twelve years, Jon Court rode in Louisiana and thereafter moved to Kentucky and Indiana. In 1995, he was at Hoosier Park and became the top rider from 1996 to 1998. Jon won his 2000th racing victory at Kentucky Downs. His career suddenly turned to a new dimension when he moved to California tracks in 2004. He started winning titles one after another at Ellis Park, Oaklawn Park, Turfway Park, Kentucky Downs and Birmingham Racecourse. He posted his 3000th racing wins at the Santa Anita Park racetrack in 2005. In the next year, Jon Court was elected secretary of the Jockeysâ Guild and became representative member of the board for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2006 1093 113 149 137 -
2005 974 135 111 141 -
2004 772 82 117 102 -

Facts
Important Racing Wins: â
1998: â West Virginia Derby
2001: â Lone Star Derby, All Along Stakes
2002: â Silverbulletday Stakes, Indiana Derby
2003: â Indiana Derby, Japan Cup Dirt
2004: â Clement L. Hirsch Handicap, Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf
2005: â Lone Star Derby, Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf, Sport Page Breeders' Cup Handicap
2007: â Citation Handicap, La Habra Stakes, Providencia Stakes
2008: - Tokyo City Cup