RYAN Moore was crowned “Longines World’s Best Jockey” for the second time in his exceptional career,at Friday’s annual gala dinner of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. With a total of 166 points, the British jockey won the award ahead of Christophe Soumillon (98 points), and Hugh Bowman (94 points), who are based in France and Australia, respectively.
Moore clinched a second “Longines World’s Best Jockey” title in recognition of his remarkable achievements throughout the 2015-2016 racing season. He won eight of the qualifying Group/Grade 1 races, including the Longines Hong Kong Mile and Longines Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly – all three timed by Longines.
Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines vice president and head of international marketing, and Louis Romanet, chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), presented the British jockey with an elegant Longines timepiece from The Saint-Imier Collection as well as a crystal vase. Moore’s name will be engraved for the second time on the vase, alongside last year’s winner, Frankie Dettori.