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O'Neill, Francis (1886 - 1960)

Also Known As:  Frank O'Neill


Frank O'Neill was born in the United States and won 11 Champion Jockey titles in France between 1910 and 1922. He was a forceful and honest rider, but no stylist. Before the First World War he had occasional mounts in England and won the St Leger on Prince Palatine. After the War he rode here more often. In 1920 he won the Derby on Spion Kop, who had been rejected by the stable jockey. Frank O'Neill would have rejected him too, given the choice. Four years later he won the Oaks.

Other big races won by the jockey included the Lincolnshire Handicap, The Eclipse Stakes, and, in France, an Arc de Triomphe, Prix du Jockey Club and Grand Prix de Paris.

Upon retirement, O'Neill opened a bar in Paris. He returned to the USA in 1955 and died there five years later.

Important successes:

Straitlace   1924   (J)
Straitlace   1924   (J)
St Leger
Prince Palatine   1911   (J)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Eclipse Stakes  Prince Palatine   1912   (J)
Ascot Gold Cup  Prince Palatine   1912   (J)

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