Horseracing

The world's best jockey?

By Matt Majendie

Updated 1213 GMT (2013 HKT) February 6, 2015
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Ryan Moore has been criticized for being grumpy in the saddle but he has every reason to smile after a stunning few years which have seen him regularly talked about as the world's best jockey. Michael Dodge/Getty Images
For all his success, Moore is very much the quiet man of flat racing, insisting there will be no jumping out of the saddle in celebration a la Frankie Dettori. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
He rides for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II more than any other jockey in the world, and insists that riding for the monarch comes without pressure because she is so easy going. Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse
Moore (left) has regularly ridden in the Queen's colors such as here en route to winning The Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on board Estimate. Paul Gilham/Getty Images
His most recent big victory came on board Protectionist at last November's Melbourne Cup, a victory which silenced some previous Australian critics. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
Commentators focused on Moore's all-smiling manner in the wake of the victory. Normally, he admits to doing little celebrating during race meets as his work is not done for the day. Michael Dodge/Getty Images
Arguably his biggest win, came at the world's richest race, The Prix de l'arc de Triomphe, in 2010 in which he beat a stellar field to win on board Workforce. Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images
He has also won Britain's most famous flat race, the Epsom Derby, on two occasions, most recently in 2013 on board Ruler of the World. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
He has truly become a global jockey with victories all over the planet including one on Gentildonna in the Dubai Sheema Classic at the Dubai World Cup. MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images
He has also cracked America with big wins there including this one with Magician to win the Turf during the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in 2013. Jeff Gross/Getty Images
Here, Moore rides Good Places (right) to victory, one of a litany of wins that he carded up during the 2014 flat season. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images