Ryan Moore is a household name in the sport of racing. The Brighton born flat racing jockey has been champion jockey on multiple occasions (2006, 2008, 2009) and has won many competitive, prestige races during his career.
Moore appears to have racing in his blood, on account that his grandfather Charlie Moore was a successful trainer, his father, Gary L Moore, a former jockey and trainer, and three of his siblings are successful jockeys in their own right (Jamie, Joshua and Hayley Moore). Taking all of that in account, it would perhaps have been a surprise if he hadn’t himself become a jockey. (though he did initially desire a career in football and had trials with Brighton and Hove!)
Under the tutelage of his grandfather he had a couple of wins, and looked to be keeping up the family tradition. His grandfather passed away before seeing Moore become the titan of racing that he eventually became, but Moore often speaks fondly of the fact that he at least got to see him win.
Moore’s first major win came in the Cesarewitch Handicap in 2002 for Martin Pipe, and while 2003 was something of a barren year, that all changed in 2004 when he won over 100 races and topped £1 million in prize money. In the years that followed Moore rode very often for Sir Michael Stoute, where he won his first group one race (Juddmonte International at York ) and Champion jockey title. In 2009/10 he won King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (on Conduit), and the Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (on Workforce).
Ryan Moore would eventually go on to race for Aidan O’Brien, winning the 1000 Guineas in 2012 (on Homecoming Queen) and the Derby the following year on Ruler of the World. He’s had plenty of International success too, winning the Australian Cox Plate in 2013 on Adelaide and the Belmont Oaks in 2018 on Athena, to name but two of his many wins abroad. With over 2000 wins to his name this flat racing supremo has little more to prove in the sport.