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Posted 2023-12-09 09:29:12  
Moore claims 4th Best Jockey Title

As the newly minted four-time winner of the LONGINES World's Best Jockey Award, Ryan Moore will bid to add further lustre to his LONGINES Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) achievements at Sha Tin on Sunday (10 December).


Moore on Friday night (8 December) was awarded the LONGINES World’s Best Jockey crown for 2023, tying Frankie Dettori for the most victories in the prestigious award.


The European-based rider was the inaugural winner of the award in 2014 and again won it in 2016 and 2021.


He was officially announced as the winner during a special ceremony and presentation at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races Gala Dinner at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Moore claimed the title with victories in eight of the “World’s Top 100 Group 1 Races”.


His qualifying victories were in the LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (Wellington), Tattersalls Gold Cup (Luxembourg), Epsom Derby (Auguste Rodin), St James's Palace Stakes (Paddington), Coral-Eclipse (Paddington), Qatar Sussex Stakes (Paddington), Irish Champion Stakes (Auguste Rodin) and the Breeders' Cup Turf (Auguste Rodin).


Moore won this year’s award comfortably, totalling 156 points, 36 more than Dettori (120), while James McDonald, who won the title last year, was third with 116 points. The scoring process rewards jockeys for finishing in the top three of races.


The 100 highest-rated Group 1 races as established for the year by the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings Committee. The scoring incorporates races from 1 December of the previous year until 30 November of the current year. Jockeys accrue 12 points for a win, 6 points for placing second, and 4 points for placing third. 

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