MOORE FORCED TO RETIRE NEXT YEAR

MOORE FORCED TO RETIRE NEXT YEAR

Hong Kong’s winning-most trainer John Moore will finish his sparkling training career at the end of next season, with the jurisdiction’s Jockey Club reaffirming its rules that no trainer can train aged 70 or over.

Hong Kong Jockey Club originally stated trainers must retire when they reach 65 years old but Moore, who has trained in the country since 1985, was given a five-year extension.

The terms of the extension state he would not be allowed to continue training after reaching 70 and the HKJC have reaffirmed that decision, meaning Moore will finish his career in 2020.

Australian-born Moore has trained 1675 winners and is currently in a battle with John Size as he attempts to become champion trainer in Hong Kong for a sixth time.

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