Under Starters Orders - Ryan Moore

Features | 1st June 2020

One of the most succesful jockeys of his generation. Ryan come’s from a racing family that are well known across both code’s. Get to know the Coolmore retained jockey as we profile the serial Group 1 winner!


Name: Ryan Moore

Date of Birth: 18th September 1983

Career highlight: Winning the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013 on board HM The Queen’s horse, Estimate.

Interesting fact: Ryan is a very accomplished football player, having trialled for Brighton & Hove Albion before he turned his hand to riding professionally.

Ryan Moore comes from a family that is simply nuts about racing. His two brothers, Jamie and Josh, are successful jump jockeys; his sister Hayley was formerly an amateur jockey and is now a racing TV presenter; and their father, Gary, is a trainer of both Jumps and Flat horses. They are one of the most successful families in racing.

Gary Moore (left), Ryan Moore (middle) and Jamie Moore (right)

Father Gary Moore (left), Ryan Moore (middle) and brother Jamie Moore (right).

Ryan has won over 2,000 winners and over 100 Group 1 winners since he started riding professionally in 2000. In 2003, he was crowned Champion Apprentice Jockey and the following year he broke both the 100 winners and £1 million prize money barriers for the first time.

Ryan followed up a Champion Apprentice title with victory in the Flat Jockeys’ Championship just three years later. He completed a hat-trick of Champion Jockey titles in between 2006 and 2009.

In 2012, Ryan started riding as retained jockey for Coolmore, a highly successful group of Irish racehorse owners with whom Ryan’s name is now synonymous. He won the Epsom Derby for them in 2013 aboard Ruler Of The World.

That same month, he delivered a memorable day for Her Majesty The Queen, when he rode Estimate to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Ryan still rides regularly for The Queen today.

As well as the most coveted prizes in the UK, Ryan has won top races in France, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and America, and usually spends his winters riding in the Far East.

He has been named Longines World’s Best Jockey in both 2014 and 2016.