AFTER 30 successful years of training Ivan Moore has decided to retire and take up a more passive role in his recently licensed grandson’s yard. Young Darryl Moore struck up a partnership with his grandfather but has now taken the plunge and gone on his own, writes WARREN LENFERNA.
Darryl is extremely grateful to his grandfather for all the support and guidance he has given him over the years. He said that this had enabled him to step up and take the yard to the next level.
Ivan will still be active in the yard and Darryl will be able to call on his expertise at any time. “I do believe that I have youth, experience and a huge amount of passion and hopefully this will bring new owners into the yard as well as the racing industry,” said Moore.
“I have a solid base of current owners and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued support and trust in me. I look forward to growing the stable along with my grandfather,” he added.
Moore stated that he was excited for the great things still to come. He was an assistant for many years to the now retired Charles Laird and his father, Robert, is the chief riding master of the South African Jockey Academy.
Two of the stables shining stars are Ballymaine and Unbelievable Lad and there is no doubt that when racing is in your blood, it is in your blood!
Photo: Candiese Marnewick.