The best jockey in the world? Few would dispute it. Ryan Moore has risen to the big occasion all over the globe, riding to perfection time and again.
He has won at least one race a year in the Series since it’s inception in 2011 with 2012 the only year he earned less than £1million in prize money.
2016 was an exceptional year – securing ten wins across the Series. Victories aboard Minding (QIPCO 1000 Guineas, Investec Oaks, Qatar Nassau stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), Order of St George (Gold Cup), Twilight Son (Diamond Jubilee Stakes), Alice Springs (Tattersalls Falmouth and Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot) and The Gurkha (Qatar Sussex Stakes) all contributed to a sensational season.
However, just when you thought it could not get any better – it did. Moore surpassed his 2016 Series total of 10 with an eye-watering 12 victories in the Series in 2017. He kicked the season off in stylish fashion aboard the highly touted, Churchill in the 1000 Guineas. This was followed by wins on Dartmouth (Matchbook Yorkshire Cup), Highland Reel (Investec Coronation Cup and Prince of Wales’s Stakes), Caravaggio (Commonwealth Cup), Winter (Coronation Stakes and Qatar Nassau Stakes), Roly Poly (Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes and Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes), Hydrangea (QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes) and Order of St George (QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup).
2018 returned a modest six victories in the Series (a total most jockeys would love to have), with wins in the Al Shaqab Lockinge (Rhododendron), The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Merchant Navy), Darley July Cup (US Navy Flag), Magners Rose Doncaster Cup Stakes (Thomas Hobson), William Hill St Leger (Kew Gardens) and the QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Magical).
2019 was a quiet year by Moore’s standards with just the three Series wins – Circus Maximus (St James’s Palace Stakes), Ten Sovereigns (Darley July Cup) and Japan (Juddmonte International Stakes) – a year most jockey’s would beg for.
Moore kicked off the 2020 season in customary excellent style. His first win came aboard Love in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas before also following up on the same horse in emphatic style in the Investec Oaks. A win aboard Circus Maximus in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot was sandwiched in between for good measure.
He is another jockey that has cemented his name in the QIPCO British Champions Series hall of fame.