Displaying his incredible ability in the world of horse racing, Jonjo O’Neill has been able to fulfil his upmost potential both as a jockey and a trainer. He started out as a jockey in 1970, where he was able to race at the highest level for sixteen years, achieving a whopping 901 wins and going down as one of the all-time greatest jump jockeys.
Most experienced fans of horse racing would credit Jonjo O’Neill with riding Dawn Run to unprecedented wins in both the Cheltenham Gold Cup and The Champion Hurdle. It wasn’t the only occasion where he was able to find success in the Champion Hurdle either, picking up another win on Sea Pidgeon. His time as a jockey was enough to receive plenty of praise from some of the sport’s biggest names, but he was able to find even more success when he eventually moved on to working as a professional horse trainer.