2 December 2014, IFHRA ~ Following the Japan Cup in Association with Longines at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan, British jockey clinched the title of Longines World’s Best Jockey over Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon. Despite Soumillon’s stunning victory in the celebrated Japanese race aboard Epiphaneia (JPN), Moore’s earlier successes in the world’s top 100 Group 1 and Grade 1 races secured the prestigious award of Longines World’s Best Jockey. Ryan Moore to the top of the Longines World’s Best Jockey Standings with 82 total points. Mr Moore is followed closely by Christophe Soumillon at 76 points and Joseph O’Brien at 72 points.
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), LONGINES, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club will honor Ryan Moore at the inaugural LONGINES WORLD’S BEST JOCKEY award ceremony at the gala dinner of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, scheduled for 12 December 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The scoring for the award 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 will incorporate 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.
The utilization of the top 100 Group 1 and Grade 1 races and the corresponding LONGINES WORLD’S BEST JOCKEY award mark the first occasion that a jockey will be quantitatively recognized as the best among his or her global peers.