Ryan Moore

Mendelssohn Well-Behaved While ‘Stretching His Legs’ Before Cigar Mile

Mendelssohn, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile, enjoyed his first steps over the Aqueduct main track on Friday morning as he continues his quest for a Grade 1 win on a dirt track. The regally-bred Scat Daddy bay, a half-brother to both champion mare Beholder and leading sire Into Mischief, cleared quarantine […]

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The Cliffsofmoher Euthanized After Fracturing Shoulder In Melbourne Cup

For the fourth time in the past six years, a horse has died during the running of the “Race That Stops A Nation,” Australia’s Melbourne Cup, reports the Otago Daily Times. This Tuesday, it was Aidan O’Brien trainee The Cliffsofmoher who suffered a fractured shoulder during the running of the race and subsequently had to be […]

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Sixteenth Time’s The Charm? Mendelssohn Tries ‘A Different Preparation’ For Classic

Aidan O’Brien will be trying to claim one of the few prizes that has eluded him on Saturday, a victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Coolmore entrant Mendelssohn with make his trainer’s 16th starter in the 1 1/4-mile dirt contest, to be held this year at Churchill Downs. The colt, a $3 million […]

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Just Wonderful Earns Spot In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf With Newmarket Victory

Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s Just Wonderful, ridden by Ryan Moore, pulled away from eight rivals inside the final furlong to win the seven-furlong, $135,000 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (G2) at Newmarket by 1 ¾ lengths over Dandhu (GB) and earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf through the international […]

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Mendelssohn ‘In A Good Place’ After Travers, Will Train Up To Classic

Mendelssohn emerged from his runner-up performance behind Catholic Boy in the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers in good shape, T.J. Comerford, assistant to trainer Aidan O’Brien, said Sunday. “Even after his race yesterday, I had him down at the test barn, and he pulled the arms on me and he was still whinnying, so the race […]

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O’Brien Preps Quartet Of Ballydoyle Runners For Arlington International Festival

Trainer Aidan O’Brien has been known for sending a strong hand from Ballydoyle to Arlington International Racecourse for the International Festival of Racing and this year appears to be no exception. Three of O’Brien’s four runners already have some experience in the United States under their belt. In the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million, Deauville (IRE) will […]

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U S Navy Flag Gives O’Brien Fourth July Cup, Will Aim For Everest

U S Navy Flag provided Aidan O’Brien with a fourth July Cup after producing a scintillating front-running performance under Ryan Moore on Saturday at Newmarket. Moore went straight to the front of the group that raced down the middle of the track and he turned all of his rivals away up the hill to win […]

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Short Turnaround No Problem As O’Brien-Trained Athena Kicks Clear In Belmont Oaks

The Coolmore Partners’ Athena ran just six days ago in the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh, finishing third, but had no problems blowing by her 3-year-old female rivals in Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Oaks. The daughter of Camelot hit the wire 2 1/2 lengths ahead of a tightly-bunched pack, with Thewayiam a […]

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Mendelssohn Tries To Rebound From Derby Debacle In Belmont’s Dwyer

Mendelssohn will look to recapture the form that led to his 18 1/2-length win in the Group 2 UAE Derby, taking aim at a seven-horse field in the 101st running of the Grade 3, $300,000 Dwyer for 3-year-olds on Saturday, Stars & Stripes Day, at Belmont Park. Carded as Race 6 with an approximate post […]

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Moore Crowned Leading Rider At Royal Ascot For Eighth Of Past Nine Seasons

Ryan Moore rode a Saturday double to leapfrog old rival Frankie Dettori in the race to finish top rider at Royal Ascot 2018 and receive the QIPCO Leading Jockey Award. Moore enjoyed a short head victory aboard Merchant Navy in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes and also partnered Crystal Ocean to success in the G2 Hardwicke […]

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