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Ryan Moore pipped by Karis Teetan in battle of the world's best jockeys at Happy Valley in Hong Kong It took until the fourth and final leg of the series to decide the winner Teetan snatched third place to secure the prestigious title on Wednesday Runners-up Moore and Vincent Ho finished two points adrift of the Mauritian

By Marcus Townend for MailOnline

Published: 17:29 GMT, 4 December 2019 | Updated: 17:29 GMT, 4 December 2019

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Ryan Moore was joint runner-up with Vincent Ho in Wednesday's Longines International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong.

The four-race contest was won by Mauritian-born Karis Teetan, who made his name in South Africa but is now one of the top riders based in Hong Kong.

It is the first time Teetan has won the title at a meeting where just shy of £140million was bet on a nine-race card.

Karis Teetan claimed his first Longines International Jockeys’ Championship on Wednesday

Karis Teetan claimed his first Longines International Jockeys’ Championship on Wednesday

Moore, who was also successful on the undercard when Winning Feeling won a six-furlong handicap, had one winner in International Jockeys Championship on Tony Cruz-trained Flying Genius in the opening leg and was also runner-up in Leg 3 on Magnificent.

But on the scoring system - which was 12 points for a win and six for a second place

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