11/29/2016 2:25PM

Ryan Moore wins World's Best Jockey award

Hong Kong Jockey Club
Ryan Moore, who won the Hong Kong Mile aboard Maurice, won the Longines World's Best Jockey award for the second time in three years.

Ryan Moore for the second time in three years has won the Longines World’s Best Jockey award from the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.

The award is bestowed on the rider who accumulates the most points through top-three placings in the world’s top 100 group or graded stakes, a list assembled by IFHA panelists. Moore won eight such races, finished second in nine others, and was third four times, for a point total of 166. Moore’s wins came in the Hong Kong Mile and the Tenno Sho Autumn on Maurice; the Hong Kong Vase and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Highland Reel; the Dubai Turf on Real Steel; the Sussex Stakes on The Ghurkha; the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Found; and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Minding.

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Christophe Soumillon finished second in the standings with 98 points, while the Australian Hugh Bowman was third with 94 points largely on the performance of the great mare Winx.

Moore will be recognized for the award at a ceremony in Hong Kong on Dec. 9.