Tuesday, October 28, 2014Contact: Andrew Chesser
Ryan Moore Ascends to Lead in Longines World’s Best Jockey Standings

Following the historic win by Adelaide (IRE) in the G1 Sportingbet Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in Australia, Ryan Moore has climbed 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 scoring for the Longines World’s Best Jockey 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 incorporates 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 rules of the points system can be found at

The jockey with the best performance in the world’s highest-rated races will be honored at the inaugural LONGINES WORLD’S BEST JOCKEY award ceremony at the gala dinner of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, which is scheduled for 12 December 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Ryan Moore, Christophe Soumillon, and Joseph O'Brien each have mounts in determining races for the LONGINES WORLD’S BEST JOCKEY in this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Mr Moore is scheduled to ride defending champion Dank (GB) in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, and Telescope (IRE) in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf. Mr Soumillon will have the mount on Veda (FR) in the Breeders’ Cup Mile and Mr O'Brien will be aboard the defending winner of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, Magician (IRE).

The full current jockeys standings, remaining races and past results for the year can be found at
About IFHA

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) is the world peak body for the international sport of thoroughbred racing.  Its members are the national racing authorities across the globe which stage thoroughbred races.  Collectively these countries account for annual raceday attendance of more than 100 million people, total wagering turnover of some €90 billion and 170,000 races per year.   The Federation organizes the annual International Conference, now in its 48th year.
Major areas of the IFHA’s activities include:
  • Making and amending the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering (the IABRW).  The IABRW was first published in 1974 and sets out the definition of the thoroughbred and the core requirements for the organisation of racing events and the health and welfare of jockeys and horses.
  • Policy development relating to welfare and safety of horses and riders
  • International Race Planning and Grading (“black type”)
  • World Rankings
  • Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices
  • Harmonisation of Race Day Rules
  • Fostering commercial development of the racing industry globally
The IFHA is a foundation member of the International Horse Sports Confederation and is affiliated to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
For further details on the LONGINES WORLD’S BEST JOCKEY CEREMONY, please contact:
Andrew Chesser
Deputy Secretary General, International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA)
Telephone +1 859 224 2741