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Moore brothers confirmed as 2016/17 Jump Jockey Ambassadors for Sandown Park and Kempton Park

Press Release 11th October 2016 Sandown Park

The London region of The Jockey Club has today announced Jamie and Josh Moore as the region’s Jockey ambassadors for the 2016/17 Jump season. 

The brothers are local to both courses – they are based with their father, trainer Gary Moore, in Horsham, less than 30 miles from Kempton Park and Sandown Park.

The Moore family have had some impressive results across the London region of the Jockey Club over recent years. Over the last five seasons Jamie has been the most successful jockey at Sandown Park with 20 winners. More recently, through the 2015/16 season Jamie and Josh were the top two jockeys at Sandown Park, with Jamie enjoying a 41% success rate and Josh 35%. Similarly, their father, trainer Gary Moore saddled 10 winners from 25 runners at Sandown Park in 2015/16, making him the racecourse’s most successful trainer that season.

Josh, on board Ar Mad, won the Grade 2 William Hill Novices’ Chase (registered as the Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase) at Kempton Park on 27 December last year. The pair also won the Grade 1 Racing Post Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown on Tingle Creek Saturday last season.

Jamie will forever be synonymous with Sire de Grugy, who made his first racecourse appearance at Sandown Park in November 2010 and has gone on to win the Tingle Creek Chase twice (2013 and 2015). The partnership were also successful in winning the bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown Park (2013 and 2014) and the Queen Mother Champion Chase (Cheltenham) in 2014.  They have also enjoyed success at Kempton Park, taking the spoils in the Desert Orchid Chase in 2013 and coming second behind Sprinter Sacre in a memorable running of the same race last year.

Jamie Moore said:

“Sandown Park has been a particularly happy hunting ground for me over the last season or so and I of course have some very happy memories on board Sire de Grugy at both Sandown Park and Kempton Park. I’m delighted to be an ambassador for The Jockey Club’s London region and can’t wait to kick the season off at Kempton Park on Sunday.”

Josh Moore said:

“Sandown Park and Kempton Park are special racecourses for me and my family and I’m excited to be an ambassador for the courses. I look forward to having a go at knocking Jamie off the top jockey spot at Sandown Park this season!”

Phil White, Regional Director for London region of The Jockey Club, said:

“As part of a local racing dynasty, Jamie and Josh Moore make the ideal jockey ambassadors for the region. We look forward to seeing the brothers competing at Kempton Park and Sandown Park this season – could there even be a head-to-head with Ar Mad (Josh) and Sire de Grugy (Jamie) in this year’s Tingle Creek? We look forward to working with both jockeys and wish them the best of luck for this jump season.”

Notes to editors:

2016/17 Jump fixtures at Kempton Park and Sandown Park racecourse are as follows:

Kempton Park

Sunday 16 October 2016 - Jump Sunday
Monday 7 November 2016 - Afternoon Jump racing
Monday 21 November 2016 - Afternoon Jump racing
Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 December 2016 - 32Red Winter Festival , featuring the 32Red King George VI Chase
Saturday 14 January 2017 - 32Red Lanzarote Hurdle
Friday 10 February 2017 - Afternoon Jump racing
Saturday 25 February 2017 - Betbright Chase
Saturday 18 March 2017 - Silver Cups Day
Tuesday 4 April 2017 - Afternoon Jump racing
Tuesday 18 April 2017 - Afternoon Jump racing
Monday 1 May 2017 - Afternoon Jump racing
Monday 15 May 2017 - Afternoon Jump racing

Sandown Park

Sunday 6 November 2016 - Jump Season Opener
Friday 2 & Saturday 3 December 2016 - Betfair Tingle Creek Christmas Festival
Saturday 7 January 2017 - 32Red Day, featuring the 32Red Tolworth Hurdle
Saturday 4 February 2017 - Betfred Scilly Isles Chase
Friday 17 February 2017 - Royal Artillery Gold Cup
Friday 10 March 2017 - Grand Military Gold Cup
Saturday 11 March 2017 - Imperial Cup
Saturday 29 April 2017 - bet365 Season Finale

Sandown Park and Kempton Park Racecourses are part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the leading racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2015: £174.2m), attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. 

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