has completed his return to Australia
and has set up his stables at Rosehill and commenced training in partnership with his son Nicholas (30).
Gary Moore (62),
is a son of the legendary George Moore
and he is the younger brother of HK
based trainer John Moore.
Gary closed the book on what had been a highly successful and colourful career in Asia
, to start a new venture
- that brings one of racing's great family dynasties a full circle to where it all began - in Australia.
GARY MOORE with sons DAVID, NICHOLAS and JAMES
Gary won eight (8) training premierships in Macau,
but despite his dominance
and the easier lifestyle
, Gary was keen to return to Sydney with his family and applied for boxes, which the ATC
granted Gary and Nicholas 24 boxes at Rosehill Gardens.
The boys took possession on August 1 and the plan is the boys will train together in partnership.
until recently, had been travelling between Macau
and Sydney setting up the new stables whilst ensuring his Macau stables
kept firing until the seasons end.
one of Gary's son's has now taken over his father’s stables in Macau
whilst Nicholas and Gary
have been in Sydney
, working the horses they have in their Rosehill boxes.
Many will remember Gary Moore did train at Randwick in the late 1990’s
and at that time, Dean Watt Bloodstock
was one of his many clients. Together we achieved good success. Gary
then moved to Macau where he has dominated that racing scene.
The Dynamic Syndications Team
recently caught up with Gary and Nicholas
and we were all keen to re-establish our successful working relationship.
Dean Watt said: “Gary
is an absolute gentleman, outstanding horseman, top judge and a team
player. Most importantly, he has passed-on these same traits to his
"Within the trainer's ranks, the Sydney racing scene was already spoilt for choice, with such a high number of high quality horseman available."
"However despite this, rarely does a horseman of Gary Moore's proven
international capability and overall class, join our training ranks. He
is set to make a big impact at the elite level of racing in the coming
"He is so user friendly, enjoyable to be around, and such a nice
person. Importantly, very approachable and prepared to spend quality
time with his owners, something which we desire for our Dynamic
"But the MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT of all is GARY
wants to be a HIGH QUALITY BOUTIQUE STABLE with strictly limited box
numbers, ensuring he can be a hands-on trainer with every horse in his
care, everyday. He has no desire to become a factory and this business
philosophy is on the same page as our own, he wants to give our horses
and our owners the care and attention both deserve."
are delighted to be welcoming Team Moore
as a vital member to our elite band of trainers. We are excited about the future and look forward to supporting their stables.
We are also keen to buy yearlings for Gary’s stables at the yearling sales
and to put together High Quality Racing Syndicates for elite clients
Whilst we await the next round of yearling sales, we have also transferred several of our current racing stock into Gary's immediate care.
Apart from being a top bloke, Gary Moore
accomplished raconteur and has plenty of stories to tell, but like all
good racing identities, the best stories can’t go to print but will be
easily shared over a meal.
What is on record is Gary’s outstanding and vastly under-appreciated professional resume.
Gary Moore with his Dad - the Legendary GEORGE MOORE
* He has seven (7) Hong Kong Jockeys' Championships and two (2) Derby wins amongst nearly 700 riding victories.
* In Europe, he won a French Jockey Championship and also a Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe included amongst his successes.
* Then there are his considerable big-race triumphs in Australia.
* It is Hall of Fame calibre across three continents.
After retiring from the saddle, Gary commenced a training career in
Australia and then onto Macau, where he has won eight (8) premierships
in 14 seasons.
Here is ADAM WATT from DYNAMIC chatting recently with GARY MOORE :
In a recent interview for the South China Post in HK
, Gary said:
"I had my first ride as a 15-year-old and dad said to mum, 'I think we
better send him back to school'," Moore laughed. "And then when I
stopped riding and went back to Australia to train, my father said
'they'll eat you alive down there'.
"Dad is gone now, but in the weeks before he passed away he told me,
“you've reached an echelon that you should be very proud of and I think
you are a good trainer”.
"That meant everything. I have big hopes for our family moving to Australia," Moore said.
"It's not something that I have done on the spur of the moment. I asked
the Australian Turf Club for boxes 14 months ago. We have planned this
for a while now. What I said to the ATC is that we are moving here to be a Group race-winning stable,
" Gary said.
“We hope to be competing in the big races against the big stables like Chris Waller, Godolphin (nee Darley) and Gai Waterhouse.
"The prizemoney is so great in Australia and I want to be part of it.”
What Gary also is hopeful to do, in conjunction with his brother John, is scour Europe for staying talent to aim at Australia's rich Cups.
"John is one of the best trainers in the world," Gary said of his brother,
"It comes down to his selection of horses," Moore said.
"Every year I go to Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood
I follow John around the stables. We do a lot of miles and while John
is looking at sprinters and milers and mostly younger horses, I’m
looking at tried horses for the feature races in Australia."
"My only regret was never having the chance to train full time in Hong Kong," Said Gary.
"I am sure that if I had the opportunity, I don't know whether I would
have been able to beat my brother, but maybe you would have been able to
see a Moore one-two !"
Moore did get to train a race winner at Sha Tin when Viva Pronto led all the way in the 2010 Hong Kong Macau Trophy.
Gary Moore celebrates at Sha Tin with Viva Pronto
"That was one of the best days in racing. I've won some of the biggest
races in the world but that was a very special day.” He said.