Ryan Moore – Jockey Profile
Ryan Moore – Jockey Profile
Today I continue my series on Jockeys, and just having a brief look at some of the chaps that risk life and limb, to give us such a great sport to watch, every day of the week.
Ryan Moore was born on the 18 September 1983, and currently lives near all the Flat action in Newmarket, in Suffolk. He is the regular Jockey for Sir Michael Stoute, with extra rides for Hannon, Aiden O’Brien and Ed Dunlop.
The horse-racing runs in the blood, as he is the son of the trainer Gary Moore, his brother is jump jockey Jamie Moore who is based with champion trainer David Pipe, and his ‘lil’ sister is amateur jockey Hayley Moore – what an impressive line up from just one brood! Well done to the father – Gary, (and of course Mum too!)
With that kind of racing background, becoming a jockey was a natural progression, and started his career as an apprentice for his father, and he clocked up his first win back in May 2000.
From this point, he did not hold back, showing a fierce determination with his riding. He takes every ride seriously, with a want to win every race.
In 2003, he started creeping up the ‘charts’ with 59 winners and copped leading apprentice of the year. It was no surprise top see him winning the Jockeys Championship three times starting in 2006, then again in, 2008, and 2009. The only reason he did not win the 2007 Championship, was due to a broken arm in a race at Lingfield.
His his first Group 1 winner was aboard Notnowcato in the Juddmonte International Stakes, and in 2009, he bagged the Breeders’ Cup Turf, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and the roll call got better in 2010 with wins in other top races such as the The Oaks, The Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Sheesh, there’s no stopping him!
Even though he is retained to Sir Michael Stoute, and regularly rides for Hannon, he has been picking up some top rides for Aidan O’Brien.
O’Brien has started giving Ryan some quality rides, with a variety of winners at the best meetings. During that season, Stoute suffered from a touch of unluckiness, and a downturn in his fortunes, which has has lead to rumours that he may switch to full time O’Brien soon.
Perhaps what makes Moore stay with Stoute is loyalty, and that he may be reluctant to move his family from Newmarket to County Tipperary. So any deal would see Moore to continue to live in England while riding for O’Brien in Ireland at all the major race meetings. O’Brien and his powerful owners would like to have first call on a jockey that some people regard to be the best in Europe.
Aiden has some juicy horses on the boil, and Ryan Moore will have to think hard if turning down any more offers that could give him opportunity to shine in the future.
Things aren’t all brilliant though, his bad points are:- He is an Arsenal fan! Oh well, you can’t have everything!
One nice thing that was mentioned by the trainer Richard Hannon, is that Moore has to be put on “suicide watch” whenever he went three days without riding a winner!
That’s my kind of jockey!
A true hard working professional.
For up to date stats, here is the link to the Sporting Life:-