JOCKEY JON COURT SCORES CAREER WIN 4,000
FLORENCE, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2016) – Jockey Jon Court, 56, scored the 4,000th win of his career Saturday when he guided City Without Pity to victory in Turfway Park’s fourth race.
Born in Gainesville, Florida, Court began his career in 1980 riding in Colorado. He spent a dozen years riding in Louisiana before moving his tack to ride the Kentucky and Indiana circuits. He moved again in 2004 to California, where he was among riders featured on the television show Jockey. He returned to the Midwest in 2009.
The winner of numerous graded stakes, Court counts Archarcharch, 2003 Japan Cup Dirt winner Fleetstreet Dancer, Perfect Drift, 2005 Eclipse Award Turf Champion Leroidesanimaux, Will Take Charge and Ride On Curlin among his top mounts.
Court has twice served as secretary of the Jockeys’ Guild and in 2007 was honored with the George Woolf Award.