JOCKEY Ryan Moore reached a landmark at Kempton Park on Wednesday evening with victory aboard Richard Hannon’s Billesdon Brook (8-15 favourite) being his 2,000th on the flat in Britain.
Moore’s rode his first ever winner at 16, racing over jumps on his father Gary’s Mersey Beat at Towcester on May 15, 2000, while the journey to 2,000 Flat winners began the following month, when he won on No Extras in an amateur riders’ event at Newmarket.
His first major success was in 2002 when winning the Cesarewitch at Newmarket on Miss Fara, trained by Martin Pipe.
Now regarded as arguably the finest rider in the world, Moore’s first Classic success came through the Ed Dunlop-trained Snow Fairy in the Oaks at Epsom in 2010, where he added the Derby just 24 hours later when Sir Michael Stoute’s Workforce claimed the blue riband. – Racing UK.