Legendary trainer John Moore will bow out of Hong Kong racing a winner no matter the results of his final race meeting on Wednesday night.

Moore, who will saddle up five runners at Happy Valley, said he has tried to keep his mind off his retirement from Hong Kong racing by focusing on what the future holds for him in Australia.

“I have achieved everything I’ve ever wanted to achieve here so I can’t be disappointed if I left without a winner on the night,” said Moore, who already has a record 1735 victories to his name. “If we have a winner it will be a bonus but it has already been a fantastic season.”

The 70-year-old admits he hasn’t spent a lot of time reminiscing on his almost 50 years in Hong Kong, which started as a jockey in 1971 before becoming assistant trainer to his famous father George and taking over the stable for the 1985-86 season.

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Instead, he has had his hands full working with his owners to organise what lies ahead for their horses in Hong Kong as they move to rival stables, in addition to setting up his new stable in Sydney.

“At times I have been thinking about [leaving] but a lot of the time I am focused on getting everything organised with respect to horses changing stable and giving recommendations to those who need them on what to do with their horses,” he said.

“It really hasn’t set in as to what is really going on here but the great thing to help not thinking about finishing up here is the follow on.

“I am training quite a few with [brother] Gary at the moment and it has kept us really busy.

“There hasn’t been a lot of time to think, if there wasn’t a transition back to Australia I suppose there would be almost too much thinking about what is next, but that hasn’t been the case.”

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Moore, who will be honoured with a presentation on Wednesday night, said Hong Kong will always be “home” to him despite the next stage of his career moving to Australia.

“It will be sad on the night when they do the presentation because of the fact that Hong Kong is still home,” he said. “It will sink in more in the next week or two once it’s all over and we can have a break.”

John Moore’s Hong Kong journey in pictures

Jockey John Moore at an interview in 1978. Photo: SCMP

Members of the Moore family: horse trainer George Moore (left), jockey Gary Moore (second left) and assistant trainer John Moore (back) posing with Silver Lining's owners Mr and Mrs Sanford Yung Yung-tao after the horse won the 1979 Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup at the Happy Valley Racecourse. Photo: SCMP

Trainer George Moore (centre) and his two sons, jockey Gary (left) and John. Photo: SCMP

John Moore (left) and Douglas Whyte at the trials in 1996. Photo: SCMP

Champion Hong Kong trainer John Moore, his jockey brother Gary and patriarch George in 1997. Photo: SCMP

Trainer Lawrie Fownes and John Moore in 1998. Photo: SCMP

John Moore celebrates a big win in 2006. Photo: SCMP

Christophe Soumillon, John Moore and Stanley Ho after Viva Pataca won the 2006 Hong Kong Derby. Photo: SCMP

John Moore (left) comes second to Derek Cruz (pink silks) in the trainers ride for charity contest in 2007. Dennis Yip (right) finishes behind them. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Moore celebrates his 1,000th Hong Kong win in 2008. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Moore hugs Darren Beadman after winning the 2009 Hong Kong Derby with Collection. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Moore wins the Champion Trainer trophy in 2010-11. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Moore (right), his son George (left) with Joao Moreira after an Able Friend victory. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Dan Excel, ridden by Tommy Berry, won the Singapore Airlines International Cup (International Group 1, 2000m). John Moore leads in Dan Excel after winning the Singapore Airlines International Cup in 2015. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Moore won the Champion Trainer 2014-15 season. His son and his mother celebrate. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Gary Moore kisses John Moore after a win in 2016. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Moore gives Rapper Dragon a kiss after winning the 2017 Hong Kong Derby. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Moore and Zac Purton after Beauty Generation wins the 2018 Hong Kong Mile. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Moore celebrates his 1,700th Hong Kong winner in February. Photo: Kenneth Chan

John Moore’s incredible Hong Kong statistics

All-time record holder for wins as a trainer: 1,735

All-time record holder for prize money: HK$2,099,459,282

Seven-time champion trainer: 1985-86, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1994-95, 2010-11, 2014-15

Eight Horse of the Year titles: 2008-09 (Viva Pataca), 2012-13 (Military Attack), 2013-14 (Designs On Rome), 2014-15 (Able Friend), 2015-16 (Werther), 2016-17 (Rapper Dragon), 2017-18 (Beauty Generation), 2018-19 (Beauty Generation)

International Group One wins: 36 (including four overseas)

Six Hong Kong Derby wins: Makarpura Star (1995), Viva Pataca (2006), Collection (2009), Designs On Rome (2014), Werther (2016), Rapper Dragon (2017)

As a jockey: 23 wins and 50 placings from 304 rides (1970-71 to 1976-77)