Ryan Moore

Leading Light Edges Estimate in Gold Cup Thriller

He needed every inch of the 2 1/2-mile distance, but Leading Light was able to just get up in the final strides to edge defending champion Estimate in the $622,500 Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) by a neck at Royal Ascot June19. The 4-year-old son of Montjeu provided trainer Aidan O’Brien with his sixth winner of […]

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The Grey Gatsby Wins Big in French Derby

The Grey Gatsby was the toast of Chantilly on Sunday as he was steered to a brilliant success in the G1 Prix du Jockey-Club (French Derby) by Ryan Moore. The first-crop son of Mastercraftsman, who headed to France on the back of a G2 Dante Stakes victory, was giving trainer Kevin Ryan a first Classic […]

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Marvellous Magnificent Winner of Irish 1000 Guineas

Even by his own exemplary standards, Galileo had a truly outstanding day at the Curragh on Sunday that included a Classic winner, another G1 1-2 and a G3 victor who looks a future G1 performer. Heading the way in the G1 Irish 1,000 Guineas was the lightly-raced and beautifully-bred Marvellous (3f Galileo-You’resothrilling, by Storm Cat), […]

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Moore: It’s Not Always About the Riding Titles

In a guest blog for Betfair, jockey Ryan Moore explained that winning riding titles isn’t everything for most jockeys. Moore is in line to win a fourth title as British flat racing’s Champion Jockey after the recent announcement that rival Richard Hughes is out with an injury. Instead, Moore wrote, it’s the media and fans […]

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Giovanni Boldini Will Try to Give O’Brien Third Straight UAE Derby Win

Irish Champion Trainer Aidan O’Brien has saddled the winner of the 1900m Group 2 UAE Derby, sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, in each of the last two seasons and is responsible for two of the 12 runners this year. With stable jockey and trainer’s son, Joseph, unable to ride at 55kgs, […]

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Japan: US-Bred Asia Express Scores With Moore in Asahi Hai Futurity

Asia Express demonstrated his exceptional power in his first test on turf and going clockwise to score a comfortable 1-1/4-length victory in this year’s Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes. Having just made his debut in November 3 at Tokyo Racecourse in a 1,400-meter dirt race, the US-bred chestnut quickly earned his qualification to run in the […]

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Riding Assignments in Place for Longines International Jockeys Championship

Local stars Zac Purton and Keith Yeung are eagerly anticipating Wednesday’s spectacular LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley even though neither is necessarily brimming with confidence about their prospects of winning the title. Purton holds a commanding 20 win lead in the Hong Kong jockeys’ premiership and is in rare form but is taking […]

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Japan: Brit Richard Hughes Gets Title in World Super Jockeys Series

Richard Hughes was the winner of the 2013 World Super Jockeys Series in his first time taking part in this competition. Despite a slow start, finishing 13th in the first leg, the Golden Saddle Trophy, the two-time British champion was quick to secure 15 points with race-favorite American Winner in the Golden Bridle Trophy to […]

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World Super Jockeys: Ryan Moore in Close 2nd, Stevens 13th After Day One

The World Super Jockeys Series (WSJS), a popular annual event in Japan and throughout the world, is a championship that brings together fifteen outstanding jockeys from Europe, North America, Oceania, Asia and Japan. Points are awarded to each jockey according to their placing in the race, and the total points accumulated from the four races […]

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Gentildonna Scores Back to Back Wins in Japan Cup

The Japan Cup, in its 33rd year, continues to attract some of the top turf horses from around the world while a number of runners have made this race their starting point towards further international success in following years. Ed Dunlop-trained Red Cadeaux (GB, by Cadeaux Genereux) finished eighth bested the five foreign raiders which […]

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