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Moore named Longines World's Best Jockey

British jockey Ryan Moore was honoured as the inaugural recipient of the Longines World's Best Jockey Award during a ceremony at a gala dinner in Hong Kong on Saturday.

The awarding of the Longines World's Best Jockey Award 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 Dec 1 2013 until Nov 30 this year.

Jockeys earn 12 points for a win, six points for placing second and four points for placing third.

For the 2013-2014 season, Moore (above) won five of the highest-rated Group 1 and Grade 1 races for the year. He finished second three times, and third four times. In all he earned 94 points.

The title of Longines World's Best Jockey crowns a remarkable year for Moore, who, in 2014 has won 15 Group 1 or Grade 1 races across seven different countries.

Christophe Soumillon finished second with 88 points while Joseph O'Brien finished third with 72 points.