Jon O’Connor relishes the challenges and lives for the rewards that the sport of horse racing provides. Jon and his partner Kim have trained on course at Morphettville in South Australia for over 20 years now and have enjoyed great success with some quality gallopers to come out of the O'Connor Racing yard. Jon believes the key to his success is keeping his team at a manageable size, giving him and his staff more time to work on each horse and treat them all as individuals. Jon believes you have to carefully manage and plan accordingly what each individual horse requires on and off the track, to ensure you get the most out them on race day. By maintaining a manageable sized team Jon has enough time to work with each horse one on one, allowing him to give individual attention for whatever they require throughout a preparation. Importantly, Jon believes by keeping his operation at a manageable level it enables more time to spend with the owners, giving them a personalised touch to their racing experience at Jon O'Connor racing. Jon believes it is vital to invest as much time in his owners as any other part of the business as they are the cornerstone of any successful training operation. Quality over quantity is something you'll hear Jon promote, it's the foundation of a successful operation at Jon O'Connor Racing. If Jon was asked to describe himself you would get back a very modest response, however the word 'patience', 'horsemen' and 'attention to detail' are just some of the terms that best describe Jon and Kim. Jon says it’s one thing to get a horse physically fit but the real key is to have them healthy and mentally sound so that the horse is in a good frame of mind to put its best hoof forward every time it walks on to the track

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Scissor Kick X American Beauty

Scissor Kick X American Beauty

2 year old Bay Colt

Sire: Scissor Kick Dam: American Beauty

I was really taken with this colt the moment he was paraded in front of me. He oozes athleticism and I was especially impressed with his walk, full of purpose.

He is from a half-sister to a triple Group 1 winner in Mentality, who defeated champion ...

Dundeel X Perfect Cadence Colt

Dundeel X Perfect Cadence Colt

2 year old Bay or Brown Colt

Sire: Dundeel Dam: Perfect Cadence

By one of the hottest sires in Australasia, he has X-rayed well and the Dundeel progeny include Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth, cox plate runner up Castelvecchio and the Inevitable. He is a lovely athletic colt out a commands mare who won 4 r...

Valentia X Oneredtwored Filly

Valentia X Oneredtwored Filly

2 year old Brown Filly

Sire: Valentia Dam: Oneredtwored

Half sister to city winning stable mate Angaston and by same sire as stable mate Smokin Val who just won her maiden by 4 lengths and narrowly outside the track record.  With all reports, she is a lovely mover and was easy to break in. She is SABOI...

Recent Winners

Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
Saorsa Oct 03, 2020 5 - Morphettville Parks 0.50 K H Zechner
Smokin' Val Aug 26, 2020 2 - Murray Bdge 4.00 K H Zechner
Magic Phantom Aug 19, 2020 7 - Gawler 0.40 Jacob Opperman
Xingyun Aug 05, 2020 3 - Gawler 2.00 K H Zechner
Left Hand Man Aug 01, 2020 6 - Morphettville Parks 0.20 Sophie Logan
Saorsa Jul 10, 2020 9 - Racing.Com Park Syn 1.30 Jamie Kah
Angaston Jun 06, 2020 9 - Morphettville Parks 0.50 K H Zechner
Issara May 30, 2020 8 - Morphettville Parks 0.10 R J Hurdle

Latest Results

Horse Finished Date Race Margin Jockey
Akkacan 5 Oct 31, 2020 7 - Morphettville 1.60 K H Zechner
Magic Phantom 9 Oct 31, 2020 9 - Morphettville 5.10 Sophie Logan
Akkacan 2 Oct 24, 2020 9 - Morphettville Parks 1.00 K H Zechner
Left Hand Man 2 Oct 24, 2020 7 - Morphettville Parks 0.80 Sophie Logan
Great Leveller 7 Oct 17, 2020 4 - Morphettville 9.30 P Gatt
Saorsa 9 Oct 17, 2020 7 - Morphettville 5.00 K H Zechner
Better 6 Oct 17, 2020 2 - Morphettville 7.80 Kayla Crowther
Aeroport 5 Oct 16, 2020 1 - Murray Bdge 8.70 K H Zechner