HAYLEY Moore in on course to become the country’s first female racing commentator after winning a national competition at Ascot on Sunday.
Having battled her way through to the final of the ‘Filly Factor’, the 23 year old from Lower Beeding fought off fierce competition from Rachel Casey from London to secure a place on the racing industry’s commentary course along with £2,500.
Hayley, who is the sister of former champion jockey Ryan and daughter to legendary trainer Gary Moore, took it in turns to commentate on four live races at Ascot in front of a crowd of 20,000.
The crowd then chose the winner via a text vote, and having been neck and neck throughout Hayley managed to get her nose in front to win 60 per cent of the vote.
A delighted Hayly said: “Rachel was a fantastic opponent, so I’m absolutely delighted to have won.
“I’m really looking forward to joining the commentary training course and, if all goes well, I hope to be back here at Ascot calling races as a professional one day.”
Hayley currently works full time for her father at Cisswood House Stables, near Horsham competes regularly on the amateur jockey circuit.