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Ryan Moore Jockey – Rides, records, statistics, winners and earnings

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.

Moore has been leading rider at Royal Ascot on 10 occasions, including last June, and is closing in on becoming the second-most successful rider of all-time at the most famous Flat meeting of them all.

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Who is Ryan Moore?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ryan Moore's major wins

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 - with three Gold Cups at Royal Ascot among his current tally of 79 wins at that meeting.

That's enough to have him behind only Lester Piggott (116) and Frankie Dettori (81) on the all-time winners list.

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.

He has won the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on two occasions and the 1000 Guineas four times, while he has three Epsom Derby successes and four wins in the Oaks. He also has three victories in the St Leger at Doncaster.

Ryan Moore's most famous rides

Estimate's Gold Cup win at Royal Ascot will take some topping, given the worldwide headlines it generated, but Moore has no end of major wins and superstar horses associated with his career.

In the summer of 2010, Moore steered Workforce home in the Juddmonte colours to win his first Epsom Derby for trainer Sir Michael Stoute.

Further wins in the world's oldest Classic have come on Ruler of the World (2013) and Auguste Rodin (2023) - both for O'Brien.

In 2023, Moore was the man in the plate as Paddington put together a stunning sequence of big-race wins and became the most popular horse in training.

He ended the season winning the Dewhurst at Newmarket on City Of Troy and, while beaten in the Guineas on their comeback, hopes remain high the Ballydoyle colt can emulate Auguste Rodin by rebounding from Newmarket disappointment to Epsom glory in the Derby.

Ryan Moore's career earnings

Moore's exact career earnings are unknown. In the last five seasons his 300+ race wins in the UK have yielded prizemoney in excess of £20m for connections. In the same timeframe, he has helped bag over €10m on Irish soil.

Ryan Moore's other notable achievements

Moore has been champion jockey in Britain three times, in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

His focus in recent years sees him splitting time between the UK and Ireland, while also globetrotting around the world in pursuit of the biggest races in tandem with legendary handler O'Brien.

He's more selective in terms of where he goes, but his superstar status is reflected in the fact he's been crowned Longines World's Best Jockey four times (2014, 2016, 2021 & 2023).

His success on Auguste Rodin in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita in November 2023 was hailed as a genius-like as they hogged the running rail and burst into a decisive lead on the home bend.

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