Ryan Moore: accumulated from his eight victories and 13 places
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
By Tom Collins 3:28PM 29 NOV 2016
RYAN MOORE has been crowned 2016 Longines World’s Best Jockey for the second time in three years after winning eight of the top 100 highest-rated Group and Grade 1 races worldwide, as established by the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee.
Previously winning the award in 2014, Moore blew away his rivals to record his second success in the competition with a total of 166 points accumulated from his eight victories and 13 places, with his nearest rival, Christophe Soumillon, filling the runner-up berth on 98 points.
Frankie Dettori, Andrea Atzeni and William Buick also finished in the top ten – ending up in fifth, eighth and tenth respectively.
Points were awarded from December 1, 2015, until November 30, 2016, with 12 points for a victory, six for placing second and four for finishing third.
Moore started the year strongly with victories in both the Longines Hong Kong Vase, where he rode Highland Reel for trainer Aidan O’Brien to a length-and-a-half success, and the Longines Hong Kong Mile on Maurice, who helped the rider gain further points when landing the Tenno Sho at Tokyo in October.
Other notable success included a successful trip to Meydan that resulted in Reel Steel winning the Dubai Turf on World Cup night; Found’s impressive Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victory that led home a 1-2-3 for Aidan O’Brien and Minding holding on close to home in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.
Moore will receive the award at a ceremony held during the gala dinner of the Longines Hong Kong International Races on December 9 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.