Ryan Moore started the 2015 season just as brilliantly as he had ended the last, with the leading jockey claiming the first two Classics in the racing calendar, winning his first 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, followed 24 hours later with victory in the 1000 Guineas. He followed this up by landing the Irish equivalent and was in touching distance of completing a second Guineas double only to be beaten by half a length in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. He then travelled to Newbury for the Al Shaqab Lockinge day where he rode a marvellous five winners on the day. Ryan will be aiming for more Grp 1 glory as the season progresses and was announced earlier this year as the number one jockey for the leading Irish racing stable, Ballydoyle.
Ryan was crowned Longines World’s Best Jockey in 2014 after what can only be described as an exceptional season. His prominence on the world stage was second to none, claiming many of racing’s most prestigious and grandest prizes at home in the UK, across Europe, Australia and in the Far East. Victorious on the first ever European trained winner of the Cox Plate in Australia, his achievements of 2014 also include The Melbourne Cup, Irish Champion Stakes, Canadian International, Beverley D Stakes, Secretariat Stakes, Prix du Jockey Club, Sheema Classic, 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes. He is the jockey of choice for stables around the world with one of the highest reputations amongst trainers and owners internationally.
Born in Brighton, East Sussex, Ryan’s racing background meant that becoming a jockey was a natural progression. He began his race riding career as an apprentice for his father, the highly regarded dual purpose trainer, Gary Moore. Ryan is brother to jump jockeys Jamie and Joshua, and amateur flat jockey Hayley Moore. Ryan is based in Newmarket with his partner Michelle and their three children; Toby, Sophie and Jessie.
In 2003 Ryan notched up 59 winners and claimed the award for leading apprentice of the year. During 2006 Ryan rode his first Group 1 winner aboard Notnowcato in the Juddmonte International Stakes and went on to win the Professional Jockeys Championship. Following time out from injury Ryan regained the title in 2008, with an impressive 186 wins, before repeating the feat in 2009, a year in which he also won the Breeders' Cup Turf, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
In 2010 Ryan became the first jockey in the history of the sport to win the Investec Oaks, Investec Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in the same year. Highlights of the 2012 and 2013 seasons included winning the Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf in America. On 20th June 2013 at Royal Ascot Ryan made sporting history when winning the Gold Cup on Estimate for Her Majesty The Queen who became the first reigning monarch to win the Gold Cup in its 207-year history.