Betfair Ambassador Profile - Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore became a Betfair Ambassador in 2012 and has been providing priceless insights into his Flat season rides and the life of a champion jockey ever since.

If the trainer Paul Nicholls is the star of our jump racing ambassadors then Ryan is the star of our Flat stable in the spring and summer.

Born in 1983, horseracing is in Ryan's blood. His father Gary is an ex-jockey and trainer, while brothers Jamie and Joshua are both jump jockeys. Sister Hayley is a top amateur jockey. Their grandfather was also a trainer and Ryan started riding under his tutelage aged four.

Despite his family history in racing, however, it was by no means certain that Ryan would become a jockey, as football was his first love and he had trials for local team Brighton and Hove Albion.

Once he settled into riding, Ryan quickly established himself. He rode his first winners when he was 16 and his first major victory came in a 2002 Cesarewitch Handicap on Miss Fara. He finished the following year as champion apprentice but it was 2004 that his career really started to hit the heights, as he won £1m in prize money and topped 100 winners, including his first Group 3 and 2 victories.

In 2006, Moore rode his first Group One winner, Notnowcato, in the Juddmonte International at York and finished the year as champion jockey. He would win it again in 2008 and '09.

As well as winning big races in the UK and Ireland, including the Oaks, the Derby and the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas, Moore has also won some of the biggest events in world racing, including races at the Breeders' Cup in America, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in France and, just last year, the Belmont Stakes in the US.

Ryan discusses his rides in his columns for Betting.Betfair, which appear at 5pm on the eve of racing, weighing up their chances, the course and opposition. It doesn't matter whether it's a routine Saturday afternoon meeting or one of the big festivals of the season, Ryan has nothing to gain by playing up his rides' prospects so you always get an honest assessment of how he thinks a race might unfold.

Along with our ambassador columns from a host of trainers, it's difficult to think of more valuable insight for a bettor. What's more, Ryan talks about riding so vividly that you can sometimes feel like you're in the saddle yourself.

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