|Birth date||March 23, 1910|
|Death date||February, 1976|
|Career wins||Not found|
|Major racing wins, honours & awards|
|Major racing wins|
Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes (1962)
Blue Grass Stakes (1962)
Nashua Stakes (1976)
Whitney Handicap (1976)
|Dark Star, Nearly On Time, Ridan, Round Table|
Moody Jolley (March 23, 1910 - February, 1976) was an American thoroughbred horse racing owner, breeder and trainer. He began his professional training career in the miod 1930s and by 1940 had his first Kentucky Derby runner. For several years, he trained for Harry Guggenheim's Cain Hoy Stable. After their partnership ended in November 1952. Jolley would soon join Bull Hancock's renowned Claiborne Farm where he conditioned the great Round Table before the colt was sold.
The most famous horse Moody Jolley and his wife owned was Ridan, a strong-headed colt purchased as a yearling and owned in partnership with Ernest Woods and John L. Greer. In 1962 Ridan won the Florida Derby and Blue Grass Stakes and equaled the world record for five furlongs in a near effortless early-morning workout. The Jolleys also owned multiple Graded stakes race winner Nearly On Time whose wins included the 1976 Whitney Handicap.
Moody Jolley was living in Hialeah, Florida at the time of his death in 1976. His son, LeRoy, trained Ridan and other horses owned by the family. As well, in an illustrious career Leroy Jolley trained for other prominent owners and was inducted in the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1987.
- Mitchell, Frank J. Great Breeders and Their Methods: The Hancocks (2006) Russell Meerdink Co. Ltd. ISBN 978-0929346786