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Ryan Moore

Born: September 18, 1983

Nationality: British

Champion Jockey: 2006, 2008, 2009

Classic Wins: 4

Epsom Derby - Workforce (2010)

Epsom Oaks - Snow Fairy (2010)

Irish Oaks - Snow Fairy (2010)

1000 Guineas - Homecoming Queen (2012)

Career History

Ryan Moore may not be from the eccentric Frankie Dettori mode, but when it comes to his riding ability there has to be no one better in the weighing room than the Sussex-born jockey.

Growing up in a family engulfed by horse racing, it was no surprise that Moore would venture into the game and with father Gary already holding a training licence it was easy for the up-and-coming jockey to get the all-important practice needed to make it in the game.

Moore's will to win has always been a recognisable trait and he first tasted real success when bagging the top flat apprentice trophy notching up 52 winners in a season.  It proved to be a stepping stone for much bigger and better things as he continued to excel in the saddle and more importanty rode more and more winners aided by Richard Hannon.

In 2006 Moore had become one of the most wanted jockeys out there and that showed as he stormed to victory in the jockey's title notching up 180 wins during the season. 

That victory twinned with his will-to-win and ability in the saddle had got top trainer Sir Michael Stoute's attention and the Newmarket trainer signed Moore up to be his stable jockey.

Moore was now getting the chance to ride some of the top horses in training and he and Stoute teamed up with Notnowcato to win the Eclipse Stakes in 2007 to get the partnership off to a flying start.

The blossoming relationship was reaping rewards and after Jamie Spencer and Seb Sanders had shared the jockey's title in 2007, Moore regained it in 2008 and 2009, with 186 and 174 wins respectively.

During which time he had ridden Conduit to two Breeders Cup Turf victories and King George success.  However, there was one thing missing from Moore's star-studded CV, a Classic win.

Nevertheless, he managed that feat with aplomb in 2010, by not only winning the Epsom Oaks aboard Snow Fairy, but a day later piloting Workforce to a record-breaking success in the 2010 Epsom Derby.  Snow Fairy then went on to bag Moore's third Classic by winning the Irish Oaks at the Curragh and then the Hong Kong Cup.

Not only has Moore a strong affiliation with Stoute, he is often used by Ballydoyle supremo Aidan O'Brien and has been a part of Australian superstar So You Think's British development, whilst helping St Nicholas Abbey to Coronation Cup glory in 2011.

Moore is certainly one of the top jockeys in flat racing and he seems to be getting better and better with age and he surely will continue to bag the Blue Riband events in what is destined to be a stellar career.

Other Leading Flat Jockeys

Kieren Fallon

Frankie Dettori

Johnny Murtagh

Richard Hughes