Hong Kong Cup: Ryan Moore rides Maurice to victory to claim $3M prize

    Ryan Moore rides Maurice to victory in the Longines Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse.

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    • Moore rides Maurice to victory in Hong Kong Cup

    (CNN)As retiring in style goes, this will take some beating.

    In reportedly his final race before making a permanent move to a stud, Maurice -- ridden by jockey Ryan Moore -- romped to victory in the Longines Hong Kong Cup to claim its $3.22 million prize.
      Despite getting out of the starting blocks slowly, Moore bided his time and calmly weaved his way through the field as Maurice added the Cup to last year's win in the Hong Kong Mile.
      "Fortunately there was good pace in the race and halfway down the back I thought it was setting up nicely for him and it was just a matter of finding the room," Moore told reporters after the race.