Friday, December 12, 2014Contact: Andrew Chesser
Ryan Moore Honoured As Recipient Of Inaugural Longines World’s Best Jockey Award

British jockey Ryan Moore was honoured as the inaugural recipient of the Longines World’s Best Jockey Award during a ceremony at the gala dinner of the Longines Hong Kong International Races, held 12 December 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The awarding of the Longines World’s Best Jockey Award is based upon performances in the 100 highest-rated Group 1 and Grade 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.
For the 2013-2014 season, Mr Moore won 5 of the referenced highest-rated Group 1 and Grade 1 races for the year, finished 2nd three times, and finished 3rd four times, accumulating an overall total of 94 points. The title of Longines World’s Best Jockey crowns a remarkable year for Mr Moore, which in 2014 has seen him victorious in 15 Group 1 or Grade 1 races across 7 different countries.

Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing Juan-Carlos Capelli and Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and IFHA Vice-Chairman Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges presented the award to Mr Moore.

“Longines is very proud to pay tribute to the incredible athletes that lead horses to accomplish their feats: the jockeys,” said Mr Capelli. “The Longines World’s Best Jockey Award aims to recognize the accomplishments of the most skilled jockeys in the 100 highest-rated Group 1 races all around the world as established by international handicappers.”

“Great jockeys combine a number of attributes including balance, a sense of pace, instinct, strategy, intelligence, courage, and a hunger to win,” said Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges. “There can be no doubt that the recipient of the inaugural Longines World’s Best Jockey Award, Ryan Moore, has all of these attributes.”  

Christophe Soumillon finished in 2nd place with 88 points, Joseph O’Brien finished in 3rd place with 72 points, James Doyle finished in 4th place with 70 points, Zac Purton finished in 5th place with 58 points, Damien Oliver finished in 6th place with 48 points, John Velazquez and Richard Hughes finished in joint 7th place with 46 points, while jockeys Joel Rosario, Michael Rodd, Tommy Berry, and William Buick tied for 10th place with 42 points. The full and final standings can be found at

For further details on the Longines World’s Best Jockey Award, please contact:
Andrew Chesser
Deputy Secretary General, International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA)
Telephone +1 859 224 2741


Ryan Moore
Performance in the Top 100 Group 1 or Grade 1 Races, 1 December 2013 through 30 November 2014


1st Place Finishes
Country Date Track Race Horse
UAE 29 March 2014 Meydan G1 Dubai Sheema Classic Presented By Longines Gentildonna (JPN)
France 1 June 2014 Chantilly G1 Prix du Jockey Club The Grey Gatsby (IRE)
Ireland 13 September 2014 Leopardstown G1 Qipco Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) The Grey Gatsby (IRE)
Australia 25 October 2014 Moonee Valley G1 W S Cox Plate Adelaide (IRE)
Australia 4 November 2014 Flemington G1 Emirates Melbourne Cup H Protectionist (GER)
2nd Place Finishes
Country Date Track Race Horse
England 17 May 2014 Newbury G1 JLT Lockinge S. Tullius (IRE)
England 21 June 2014 Ascot G1 Diamond Jubilee S. Due Diligence (USA)
England 26 July 2014 Ascot G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. Telescope (IRE)
3rd Place Finishes
Country Date Track Race Horse
Japan 22 December 2013 Nakayama G1 Arima Kinen-The Grand Prix Gold Ship (JPN)
UAE 29 March 2014 Meydan G1 Dubai Duty Free Sponsored By Dubai Duty Free Dank (GB)
England 20 August 2014 York G1 Juddmonte International S. Telescope (IRE)
France 14 September 2014 Longchamp G1 Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp Night of Thunder (IRE)


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