Yutaka Take is a legend in his native Japan, having registered almost 4,000 winners (75 of them at Grade 1 level). He is most associated with legendary racehorse and champion sire Deep Impact, on board whom he won seven Grade 1 races. He has more than 100 wins overseas in eight countires - Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Brazilian Joao Moreira is known as 'Magic Man' in Hong Kong, and is widely regarded as one of the finest jockeys in world racing. It is his second appearance at the Shergar Cup, having first ridden in 2013. In addition to major victories in Hong Kong, Australia and the UAE, Moreira is believed to hold a world record for riding eight winners on a nice race card at a meeting in Kranji, Singapore.
Corey Brown is an experienced Australian jockey with a track record of high profile victories in his home country. The 42-year-old from New South Wales is perhaps best known for riding Shocking to victory in the 2009 Melbourne Cup. He had a magnificent year in 2017, winning five Group 1 races in Australia - including a second Melbourne Cup victory, aboard the Aidan O'Brien trained Rekindling.
Josephine Gordon is a 25-year-old British flat jockey. In 2016 Gordon won the British flat racing Champion Apprentice title, becoming only the third female jockey to win that title after Hayley Turner and Amy Ryan. IN 2017 she rode 100 winners, becoming the second female jockey to reach the milestone.
Hayley Turner was the first woman to achieve a sustained, day-in, day-out, successful career as a professional jockey in the UK. She became the first women to ride 100 UK Flat race winners during a calendar year in 2008, and rode more than 780 winners before retiring in 2015. She came out of retirement for the 2018 season.
Hollie Doyle is a young English jockey who made her debut in 2013. Since then she has ridden more than 100 winners, with her best season coming in 2017 with 59 victories.
Despite being 5 foot 8 inches tall, Fran Berry is able to ride off 8st 8lb and has ridden solely on the Flat since 2001. He served as second rider behind Mick Kinane at John Oxx's powerful Curragh stable from 2002 until the end of 2009, when Kinane retired and Berry was promoted to the number one spot. He won the G2 Sky Bet York Stakes on Thundering Blue on July 28, 2018 and has partnered four Royal Ascot winners. He enjoyed a first G1 success on Pathfork in the 2010 National Stakes.
Pat Cosgrave's career highlights initially were mostly achieved in sprint races, beginning with Borderlescott's win in the 2008 G1 Nunthorpe Stakes, followed by a 2010 G1 Haydock Sprint Cup win on Markab and success in the 2011 G1 Golden Jubilee Stakes on Society Rock at Royal Ascot. In more recent times, Cosgrave has enjoyed success for Godolphin in both the UAE and the UK, with his biggest win in 2018 coming on Best Solution in the G2 Princess Of Wales’s Stakes at Newmarket’s July Festival.
Two of Adam Kirby's six G1 winners came within 24 hours of each other at Royal Ascot 2016, Profitable in the King's Stand Stakes and My Dream Boat in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes. His G1 winners have all been provided by Cox, and he has ridden seven Royal Ascot winners.
Eight-time German Champion Jockey Andrasch Starke created a piece of history on Danedream in the 2012 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes as she became the first German-trained horse to win Ascot’s midsummer highlight. Starke has appeared at the Shergar Cup twice before.
One of Scandinavia’s leading jockeys, Graberg was raised in Viksjö, just outside Stockholm. Graberg has won multiple Pattern contests in Scandinavia, including the G3 Stockholm Cup International five times, with four victories coming on the multiple winner Bank Of Burden (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015) plus Dorcia (2017). This will be Graberg’s second time riding in the UK.
Mossé is one of only a few jockeys to have ridden over 550 winners in Hong Kong and is the most successful jockey to have ridden at the Hong Kong International Races in December. He was also the first French rider to win the Melbourne Cup (2010 Americain). He has partnered at least 65 G1 winners worldwide.