The Hong Kong Jockey Club confirmed Moor was to be released from riding duties after accepting an application to withdraw his riding license to return home due to family reasons.
“Jockey Moor submitted the application on the grounds of returning to Australia for family reasons,” the HKJC said in a release.
Thirty seven year old Moor had only begun his riding career in Hong Kong in January after being invited to join the Asian racing powerhouse’s riding roster alongside fellow countryman Luke Currie.
The pair had to go through a three week covid quarantine period before being allowed to compete.
Moor had a mixed time while riding in Hong Kong, collecting just 2 wins and 4 places from 90 rides in his short tenure. Currie’s time in the country hasn’t been much better, having barely ridden since fracturing his back in a barrier trial a week after being able to ride.
To keep racing alive during these covid ravaged times Hong Kong Jockey’s Club riders have to live under extremely tight restrictions to avoid any outbreaks halting the sport in the country.
Moor had his final three rides in the country at Happy Valley on Wednesday night and will now return home to Melbourne to spend time with family in his home state.