Ryan Moore was born Sept. 18, 1983. His father Gary is a trainer and his brothers, Jamie and Josh, are both steeplechase jockeys. Ryan initially rode over jumps, winning on his very first ride, Mersey Beat, trained by his father, at Towcester on May 18, 2000. His first flat winner came on the all-weather track in January 2002, when he rode Marwell's Kris to victory for Belgian trainer E C Chopin. That year, Moore rode 39 winners from 386 rides and 2003 was even better, his total of 52 winners was enough to clinch the apprentice title. In 2004, he broke the 100-barrier for the first time, riding 132 winners, but it was not until 2006 that he really broke into the big time. He earned his a first group 1 success, aboard Notnowcato in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York, helping him to a career best tally of 182 wins and his first jockeys' title. In 2007, Moore had major mounts all over the world and it was announced that he would be retained by Sir Michael Stoute for the upcoming season. He regained his title in 2008 with 142 winners and also that year won the Breeders' Cup Turf aboard Conduit,his first BC mount. He won the British jockey championship again in 2009. The highlight of his 2010 season was the Epsom Derby meeting in June as he won the Oaks on Snow Fairy (IRE) and, the following day, the Derby itself aboard Workforce (GB). He went on to lift the Irish Oaks on Snow Fairy (IRE) while Workforce (GB) followed up in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.