If there’s one thing Jon Court knows, it’s riding. Amassing $97,542,378 in earnings over his career, he was the leading rider at Oaklawn in 2000, Jon Court was once again among the leaders in 2015 and among his 12 victories was the Martha Washington aboard champion Take Charge Brandi. He also won back-to-back Arkansas Derbys in 2010 and 2011 with Line of David and Archarcharch, respectively. Archarcharch, who he rode for his father-in-law Jinks Fires, became his first Kentucky Derby mount. He is back in the Derby hunt in 2016 with Smarty Jones Stakes winner Discreetness, also trained by Fires. He has also recently ridden Rebel Stakes winner Will Take Charge, multiple stakes winner Brewing, Ride On Curlin and Blueeyesintherein.
Imagine how excited we were when he declared Nixall one of his products of choice!
“In racing, jockeys get abrasions, blisters, chafing and just day-to-day wear and tear. After a race, I realized I had been hit by a rock and my shoulder was bleeding. I used Nixall First Aid and my shoulder was fine in record time and the texture of my skin was amazing. I use Nixall First Aid on anything that happens to my skin and simply spray my face after I shave.” – Jon Court
Court grew up around horses in Florida, but got his start riding in Colorado in 1980. He later rode in Louisiana for 12 years before setting up shop in the Midwest where he was a perennial leading rider at Ellis Park and Hoosier. He moved his tack to California in 2004 and was among the riders featured in the TV show “Jockey” before returning to the Midwest in 2009. Called “an unfailingly polite man” by ESPN, Court received the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in February 2007, which is a jockey who demonstrates high standards of personal and professional conduct, on and off the racetrack.
Thank you Jon Court, for all that you do for the sport and for choosing Nixall!