Ryan Moore, Horse Racing Jockey – In Profile
Published on 11/08/14
Ryan Moore is a Jockey from a great horse racing family.
Born to a father who himself is a successful horse trainer and many of Ryan’s siblings are also excellent riders themselves. His brothers Jamie and Joshua are both jump jockeys but Ryan spends his time racing on the flat. Ryan has won many big races on the calendar as well as some recognition as a jockey.
Ryan’s first big year was in 2004 where he first broke the 100 winners in a season mark. He has since continued this and has ridden over 100 winners in every subsequent year of his career. Although he had to wait until 2006 for his first major win. This major win came in the form of riding the winner in the international stakes. 2006 remains one of his most successful years as he rode 182 winners which is his 3rd highest tally to date.
His famed year came in 2009 after having completed 178 wins including a second in the Coronation Cup and a win at Dewhurst Stakes, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stakes. Since 2009 he has continued his form in the majors and won the Epsom Derby , 1000 Guineas and the Epsom Oaks.
Throughout his career he was awarded the crown of British Flat Racing champion Jockey in 2006, 2008 and 2009 as well as being awarded the champion apprentice in his youth.
Travelling further afield, Ryan has also done well in many majors on the international circuit. He has won majors in the US, UAE, Italy, Germany, France and Ireland to just name a few. Just this year Ryan completed a victory in the Irish 1000 Guineas race aboard Marvellous. In the US Ryan won the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf and the Beverly D. Stakes both while riding Dank, the horse was then later awarded the American Champion Female Turf Horse.
The most wins that Ryan has even posted in a single season came in the 2013 season when he rode 194 winners, narrowly edging out his total of 192 that he accumulated in 2008. This shows that the 30 year old is still in great form and may well continue to win some majors in the future.