Thursday, November 30, 2023Contact: Andrew Chesser
Ryan Moore Wins Fourth Longines World’s Best Jockey Title

Ryan Moore easily took the 2023 Longines World’s Best Jockey title, notching his fourth overall victory in the competition. The European-based rider was the inaugural recipient of the Longines World’s Best Jockey Award, which was established in 2014, and he also won in 2016 and 2021. With his win this year, Moore ties Frankie Dettori for the most victories.
To claim the title, Moore won eight of the world’s Top 100 Group or Grade 1 races, with his qualifying victories coming in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint (Wellington), Tattersalls Gold Cup (Luxembourg), Betfred Derby (Auguste Rodin), St James's Palace Stakes (Paddington), Coral-Eclipse (Paddington), Qatar Sussex Stakes (Paddington), Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes (Auguste Rodin), and Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (Auguste Rodin).

Moore won this year’s award by a comfortable margin of 36 points. The scoring process rewards jockeys for finishing in the top three, giving Moore a total of 156 points on the year. Dettori was second with 120 points, while James McDonald, who won the competition in 2022, was third with 116 points.
The awarding of the Longines World’s Best Jockey title 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.
A ceremony will be held during the gala dinner of the Longines Hong Kong International Races on 8 December 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre to honour Moore. The full and final standings for the 2023 Longines World’s Best Jockey competition can be found at
The Longines World’s Best Jockey Award was established 10 years ago by Swiss watch brand Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) as a way to quantitatively recognise a jockey as the best among his or her global peers. Dettori’s victories came in 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020, while Hugh Bowman won the award in 2017.
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Based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland since 1832, Longines watchmakers enjoy an expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. With generations of experience as the official timekeeper for world championships, and as a partner of international sports federations, Longines has created strong and long-lasting relationships in the world of sports, over the years. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading watchmaker. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries.

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