Jon Kenton Court
Born November 23, 196 in Gainesville, Florida, Jon Court grew up in Florida, and 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 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. Jon Court didn’t waste anytime knocking off his 600 career victory at Ellis Park on opening card of the 2017 race meet.