The leading rider at Woodbine for the last four seasons, Eurico Rosa Da Silva will hang up his boots at the end of the 2019 racing season this December. According to the Toronto Sun, Da Silva wants to spend more time with his family.
“I grew up without family pretty much,” he said. “I don't want that to happen to my kids. These days are long hours, and I'm tired.”
A two-time winner of the Queen's Plate and six-time Sovereign Award winner, da Silva currently sits in second in the Woodbine jockey standings, six wins behind Rafael Hernandez. His future plans include spending time in his garden with his family as well as becoming a life coach for atheletes.
“I will give everything I have this last four months,” said Da Silva. “I have the determination. Until Dec.15, I will be open to ride any horses and do my very best. Now it's time for me to give back what they've always given me.”
Read more at the Toronto Sun.
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