Jonathan C. Jones
|Birth date||April 30, 1976|
|Major racing wins, honours & awards|
|Major racing wins|
Prince of Wales Stakes (2004)
Breeders' Stakes (2004, 2005)
Queen's Plate (2008)
Blast of Storm, A Bit O'Gold, Jambalaya|
Leonnatus Anteas, Not Bourbon
The son of the renowned Barbadian jockey/trainer Challenor Jones MBE, Jono Jones began his riding career at the age of fourteen at Garrison Savannah Racetrack in his native Barbados. In addition to winning important races at home, including five runnings of the Barbados Derby, he was also the leading rider in Martinique in 1994 and again in 1995.
In May 2001, Jono Jones went to compete in Toronto, Canada. While riding in both Canada and in Barbados, between 2000 and 2003 he won four straight editions of the Barbados Gold Cup, his country's most prestigious race.
In Canada, Jones has won a number of important stakes races at Woodbine Racetrack and at Fort Erie Racetrack. Riding for trainer/owner Catherine Day Phillips, in 2004 he rode A Bit O'Gold to victory in two of the three Canadian Triple Crown Races, the Prince of Wales Stakes and the Breeders' Stakes. The following year he won his second Breeders' Stakes aboard Phillips's Jambalaya. Yet again, Jones won the Breeders' Stakes in 2009, riding Perfect Shower to victory. The win made Perfect Shower the longest price winner in history to win the Breeders' Stakes.
- ↑ Perfect Shower captures Breeders Stakes, dailyracingnews.com, 5 August 2009, accessed 6 August 2009.