Jockey Ryan Moore, one of the leading riders in England for several years and a winner of the Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) on Workforce, rode in the Kentucky equivalent for the first time last Saturday and was greatly impressed.
Moore rode Lines of Battle for trainer Aidan O'Brien in the Kentucky Derby, piloting the UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner to a seventh-place finish. In his weekly column for Betfair, Moore wrote, “I can honestly say that the Kentucky Derby (last) weekend was the best day's racing I have ever experienced; it was different class, on another level to what I have seen, or been involved in, anywhere else around the globe.”
Moore added, “”They say that the Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation, and it's obviously a very big deal in Australia, but this was something else I can assure you. No comparison at all.”
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