Coolmore, O'Brien And Moore Retain Leading Owner, Trainer And Jockey Titles

Aidan O'Brien with the leading trainer award | Megan Coggin

Six winners across the week saw Coolmore, Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore sweep the leading owner, trainer and jockey titles at Royal Ascot for a second successive year.

O'Brien received a thirteenth leading trainer award at Royal Ascot and increased his lead as the most successful current trainer at the meeting, ending the week on 91 career victories. Moore, crowned leading jockey at the meeting for an eleventh time, surpassed Frankie Dettori as the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot. His career haul of 85 places him second on the all-time list behind Lester Piggott, who rode 116 winners at the meeting.

Coolmore partnerships that included Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Westerberg, Moyglare Stud Farm and Peter Brant helped clinch the leading owner award for a fifth time since its introduction in 2017.

“It's very special,” O'Brien summed up. “We feel grateful and privileged, we are just so lucky to have so many special people. The lads obviously at the top run the whole show and that's where it comes from, but a lot of people put in a lot of hard work day in, day out–there are so many names I can't mention. They are the people that make it happen.

“It is a real privilege to be here with such great horses. The atmosphere, the track, the people, the facilities, are just absolutely unbelievable. You have to come here to see it to believe it. It's like nowhere ever could be in the world.”

Alastair Warwick, chief executive of Ascot Racecourse, said, “Congratulations go to Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore as the leading trainers and jockeys once more, as well as the Coolmore partners as the leading owners. Auguste Rodin [Prince Of Wales's Stakes] and Kyprios [Gold Cup] were particular highlights winning their Group 1 races.

“Ascot Racecourse Supports committed this year to donate £5,000 to Retraining of Racehorses for every winner that Ryan rode and we are thrilled that his six victories will result in £30,000 for such an important charity within the sport.”

Reflecting further on events at Ascot, Warwick added, “It has been a fantastic week and Royal Ascot 2024 really has delivered on all levels. From the moment Their Majesties The King and Queen led the Royal Procession on Tuesday, we have been treated to some brilliant moments and wonderful memories, helped of course by glorious weather.

“The racing has been world-class throughout. It was brilliant to see Asfoora win for Australia on Tuesday and then Calandagan for France on Friday. We also welcomed runners from America, while the spread of success across participants has made for some rich and varied stories.

“The planning and preparation for Royal Ascot 2025 begins almost straightaway and we look forward to welcoming everybody back again next year.”

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