Onie Jones

1987 Greyhound Hall of Fame Inductee



  • 1st Derby Lane Distance Classic, St. Petersburg
  • No. 1 Sire in 1982
  • Sire of Hall of Famer K’s Flak
  • Sire of All-America My Problem

For several years during the 1970s, the Jones line dominated racing at Derby Lane, Tampa and Wonderland Park. Onie Jones played an important part in that success story, winning the 1974 Derby Lane Distance Classic and thus recording a respectable track performance before an injury cut short his career.

Owned by R.L. “Tex” Block and J.J. Thompson, Onie Jones was the product of Hoefer and Elsie Jones and was whelped May 1, 1972.

The Hall of Famer’s greatest achievement was his stud record. Named the number one stud in the nation in 1982, Onie sired hundreds of superb racing Greyhounds. Sons Corbin and Placid Ace maintained positions in the top five of the distance sire standing, while another son, K’s Flak, was listed fifth as a sprint sire. All three were in the top ten of the allÄdistance sire standings.

Sons K’s Flak and My Problem were named to AllÄAmerica teams, as were grandsons BJ’s Justin, Prince Proper and Seeinandbeinseen. Another grandson, P’s Rambling, set six track records and the world 3/8Ämile record in 1987. A son, Placid Ace, was first on the Sire Standings list of 1986 stake Greyhounds.

Onie Jones was listed first in the Sire of Sire Standings and fourth in Sire of Dam Standings in the Greyhound Review’s stake Greyhounds of 1986.