An absolute legend of WA racing J J Kelly's career spanned two world wars and was highlighted by an outstanding record of big race wins and an association with some of the best known owners in the industry.
J J's amazing record includes training the winner of six WA Derbies, two Railway Stakes, seven Perth Cups, seven Karrakatta Plates, seven St Legers, nine CB Cox Stakes and nine Metropolitan Handicaps.
In the 1928/29 season two-year old gallopers from his stable won eight successive races, while in the 1929/30 Carnival he trained nine winners over a period of four days.
As a highly successful trainer he was associated with the biggest names of the day in WA racing including Winterbottom, Lee-Steere and Brockman.
He prepared perhaps the best galloper ever to come out of Western Australia – Eurythmic which won the Perth Cup in 1919, the Caulfield Cup in 1920 and the Sydney Cup in 1921 for owner, Sir Ernest Augustus Lee-Steere.