Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Horse Racing

Meet the Moores: Racing’s talented family training, riding and presenting through four generations

, Meet the Moores: Racing’s talented family training, riding and presenting through four generations

THEY say racing runs in the blood and that could not be Moore true of this family.

The Moores are like no other team in the game.

Name a big race and oldest son Ryan is likely to have won it

, Meet the Moores: Racing’s talented family training, riding and presenting through four generations

Dad and trainer Gary was left gutted by Goshen’s last flight fall at the Festival

Leader of the clan is dad Gary, a former jumps jockey and Festival winner turned trainer based in Sussex.

He has three sons who all ride, with Ryan, 37, known as one of the best Flat jockeys in the world and number one to master trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Younger brothers Jamie, 35, and Josh, 29, ride on the Jumps circuit, while sister Hayley is a regular on the TV as part of the Sky Sports Racing team and Gary’s wife Jayne is an important cog in the wheel too.

As straight a talker as there is, Gary, 64, has made a name for himself as a trainer with the likes of Sire De Grugy and Ar Mad winning on the big stage.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Moore senior can still be seen riding former Champion Chase winner ‘Sire’ on the gallops each morning.

And they start them young in the Moore household. Cuddles the pony will often be ridden by Gary’s grandson alongside.

Goshen is the latest star in the ranks and one of the favourites for the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.

The horse was nailed on to win at the Festival last season in the Triumph Hurdle before a dramatic fall at the final flight for Gary’s son and jockey Jamie Moore.

, Meet the Moores: Racing’s talented family training, riding and presenting through four generations

Jamie Moore took a dramatic tumble at the last on Goshen

, Meet the Moores: Racing’s talented family training, riding and presenting through four generations

Jamie was left gutted after he had the race at his mercy

He’s sure to make amends this season and will be a warm order wherever he turns up on his way back to the Festival.

But the racing family tree goes even further back with Gary’s late dad Charlie a regular at the southern tracks as a trainer.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

A used-car salesman he famously got hold of his first horse when accidentally raising his hand at an auction. He went on to train for the next 36 years.

Ryan, now one of the most recognisable faces in the game after flying the nest, started his career as a teenager riding for his grandad and was determined to make the cut as a jockey.

He’s done that and more. Name a big race around the globe and he’s ridden in it, and on the whole probably won it too.

But it wasn’t always just racing, Ryan also had trials for his local team Brighton.

Brothers Jamie and Josh are regulars on the Jumps circuit and often partner Dad’s horses in the big races down south.

Jamie is on the comeback from a fracturing his back and sternum at the end of August in a nasty fall.

He’s already back riding at home! These jockeys are made of tough stuff.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Sister Hayley isn’t ever far from the action. A former amateur rider, if she’s not helping at the Moore yard she’ll be on the box presenting as part of Sky Sports Racing’s team.

She famously showed her skills with horses when dramatically catching a loose horse at Chepstow when working.

A race has even been named at the Welsh course in honour of the move.

So next time you’re out racing keep an eye out for a Moore. It’s more than likely that there will be one close by!


Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to SE. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org


Remember to gamble responsibly

A responsible gambler is someone who:

  • Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
  • Never chase their losses
  • Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
  • Gamcare- www.gamcare.org.uk
  • Gamble Aware – www.begambleaware.org

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Golf

PAIGE SPIRANAC celebrated being named Maxim’s “Sexiest Woman” by launching a string of sexy products. The golf stunner turned Instagram influencer received the honour...

Horse Racing

KING CHARLES saw his first royal runner get turned over at short odds as Educator flopped at Salisbury. The William Haggas-trained three-year-old colt looked...

Boxing

EDDIE HEARN claimed Tyson Fury has offered Derek Chisora a trilogy fight – despite ongoing talks with Anthony Joshua. Fury has grown increasingly frustrated...

Horse Racing

AMAZON Prime Horsepower star Andrew Balding has had a horse disqualified two years after winning a race. The case has only just concluded into...

Premier League

PAUL POGBA has hailed Juventus fans as better than Manchester United’s and revealed he stayed in contact with Massimiliano Allegri while he was at...

Boxing

JOE JOYCE has professed his love for extreme sports – while also revealing he has a nimble side. The Brit heavyweight used to enjoy...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook