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Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore is the go-to rider for the big day and as stable jockey to Aidan O'Brien he has the firepower to succeed on any occasion.

He's been leading rider at Royal Ascot on nine occasions, including last June, and will be expected to feature prominently once more at the five-day extravaganza this month. 

Watch every race across the five days from Tuesday 20th June – Saturday 24th June via the bet365 Sports Live Streaming service.

WhatRoyal Ascot 2023
WhereRoyal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse
WhenTuesday 20th June – Saturday 24th June
How to watchbet365 Sports Live Streaming, ITV, Sky Sports Racing

Moore bred for racing

Ryan Moore is the son of Gary Moore, a successful trainer and former National Hunt jockey with over 200 career race wins to his name. 

Moore's father has saddled plenty of major winners in the jumps game, including Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Sire De Grugy. 

Ryan's two brothers, Jamie and Joshua, have been successful jump jockeys, while his sister, Hayley, enjoyed success as a top amateur jockey and is now involved in the racing media as a broadcaster. 

Ryan started racing for his grandfather, Charlie Moore, and won a number of races for him before he passed away in 2000. 

His father sent the young jockey to serve his early time at the yard of Richard Hannon Snr, a hugely successful figure in British racing with more than 30 Royal Ascot winners on his CV.

Old firm alliance with Stoute

Moore became champion jockey in Britain for the first time in 2006, by which time he'd formed a strong alliance with legendary trainer Sir Michael Stoute. 

He claimed his breakthrough Group 1 success in the Juddmonte International at York in August 2006 aboard Notnowcato for Stoute. 

Come 2007, Notnowcato won the Tattersalls Gold Cup in Ireland and the Eclipse at Sandown under Moore's steer and, soon after, he was offered the job as stable jockey for Stoute. 

By 2009, big-race successes were coming thick and fast, including a brace of wins in the Breeders' Cup Turf on Conduit and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in '09 Ballymacoll Stud-owned inmate. 

Come the summer of 2010, Moore steered Workforce home in the Juddmonte colours to win his first Epsom Derby, once more for the Stoute yard, while a year later he enjoyed Dante glory at York on Carlton House for The Queen, although they were beaten in the Epsom Derby a month later as Pour Moi famously won.

Call of Ballydoyle looms large

By late 2011 the rumour mill had got wind of the fact that master-trainer Aidan O'Brien was looking to secure Moore's services. 

Based in Tipperary, Moore was against the idea of relocating his family from Newmarket, but an agreement was reached that he would ride for O'Brien in the major Irish races while keeping his base in England. 

So began a partnership that has yielded a plethora of top-level successes in all parts of the world for more than a decade. 

Amongst the early gains were the 1000 Guineas in 2012 with Homecoming Queen and the 2013 Derby at Epsom on Ruler Of The World. 

Over the years Moore's role at Ballydoyle has evolved and while he is not a permanent resident on the Emerald Isle, the rider is present for much of what goes on at the famous Tipperary yard and is the key component on the team.

Roll of honour continues to grow

Moore's list of major race wins extends to pages in length. He's won the five British Classics on more than one occasion, has two successes in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and a lengthy list of Breeders' Cup victories. 

He's won a Melbourne Cup, a Hong Kong Cup and two Japan Cups and all manner of top-level races in Ireland, France and Britain – including three Gold Cups at Royal Ascot. 

The most famous of those came in 2013 when he partnered Estimate in the colours of the late Queen Elizabeth II, providing her only winner of the race amid joyous scenes at the famous Berkshire venue. 

Softly spoken and often one to forego the spotlight, Moore is a deep thinker of the racing game and one of the most talented riders of his and indeed any generation. 

Amongst his likely Royal Ascot contenders in 2023 should be Little Big Bear at 13/8 in the Commonwealth Cup on 23rd June and Emily Dickinson at 5/1 in the Gold Cup on 22nd June as he looks to add to an already stellar tally of 74 winners at the showpiece meeting of the British summer.

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