James McDonald claims the 2022 Longines World’s Best Jockey title


Press release

Known for many notable wins in his illustrious career, James McDonald continued to excel at the highest levels in horseracing and claimed the 2022 Longines World’s Best Jockey title – a milestone celebrated at the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala Dinner on December 9. 2022 has been a remarkable year for James McDonald as he led the standings for most of the year, ultimately claiming the title with nine qualifying wins on five different horses. With a total of 142 points, McDonald bested Ryan Moore (96 points) and William Buick (78 points). In recognition of his exceptional achievement, the New Zealand-born, Australia-based jockey was presented with a Longines timepiece as well as a crystal vase by Cecilia Kwok, Vice President of Longines Hong Kong and Macau, and Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, Chair of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA).