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Bowman Defends International Jockeys Championship Crown Wednesday

At Happy Valley on Wednesday night (Dec. 6), Hugh Bowman will not only be out to defend his title after his victory in last year’s Longines International Jockeys Championship, but also to show his Hong Kong fans why he is about to be crowned the 2017 World’s Best Jockey. However, Bowman – like many of […]

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Record Turnover Opening Day At Hong Kong As Moreira Wins Five

Seasons Bloom’s impressive victory in the Class 1 HKSAR Chief Executive’s Cup Handicap (1200m) at Sha Tin’s season opener on Sunday reinforced jockey Joao Moreira’s belief that the talented gelding can make a splash in the top grade. “That tells you why I’ve been thinking about him for the internationals!” the three-time Hong Kong champion beamed as […]

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Canadian Da Silva Captures Japan’s World All-Star Jockeys Challenge

Eurico Rosa Da Silva from Canada skillfully guided fourth-pick Le Grand Frisson to a close but awesome nose victory in the fourth leg to claim the World All-Star Jockeys Challenge title in Japan with 47 points. Finishing Day One in seventh by accumulating 16 points from a tenth and a third in the first two […]

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Moreira Sets Single-Season Record In Hong Kong With 169 Victories

Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira snared another little slice of Hong Kong history at Sha Tin on Sunday (9 July) as the rider broke the record for most winners in a season for the third term in a row. Moreira partnered Me Tsui-trained Fantastic Show (117lb) to win the Chai Wan Road Plate (1200m) for griffins […]

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Rapper Dragon Euthanized Due To Fractured Pelvis Suffered In Hong Kong Champions Mile

Sunday’s Group 1 HK Champions Mile at Sha Tin was won by Contentment, but tragedy befell the event when, with 750m to race, Rapper Dragon, the BMW Hong Kong Derby winner and 1.4 favourite, went lame. Joao Moreira’s mount was racing at the tail of the pack and stopped abruptly. Rapper Dragon received immediate treatment […]

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Rapper Dragon Pulls Away In Hong Kong Derby, Becomes First Horse To Sweep Classic Series

The BMW Hong Kong Derby marks the third race in that country’s Classic Series of 4-year-old races, and on Sunday, Rapper Dragon became the first horse in history to win all three Classics in Hong Kong’s version of the Triple Crown. He had captured the Classic Mile in January and the 9-furlong Classic Cup in […]

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‘Magic’ Man: Jockey Moreira Makes History, Rides Eight Winners At Sha Tin

Jockey Joao Moreira made history over the weekend when he booted home eight winners on a single card at Hong Kong’s Sha Tin Race Course. The talented Brazilian jockey tallied the eight victories from a total of ten mounts. According to Sporting Life, it was the third time Moreira, who is nicknamed ‘Magic’, accomplished such a feat. […]

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Satono Crown Nails Highland Reel On The Wire In Hong Kong Vase

In a finish that came down to the very last jump of the 2400 meter (about 1 1/2 mile) race, Japan’s Satono Crown denied the heavily-favored Highland Reel a second win in the G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase. Breeders’ Cup Turf hero Highland Reel and jockey Ryan Moore took the lead at the start and […]

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Mirco Demuro Defeats Yutaka Take In Japan’s World All-Star Jockey Competition

Mirco Demuro, after tying with Yutaka Take at the end of Day One with 40 points each, dominated the series with great riding skills, registering two wins and two fifth-place finishes in the four-race World All-Star Jockey Competition, held at Japan’s Sapporo Racecourse. “I am really happy to have won the overall title and contribute […]

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From Hong Kong to Louisiana: Integrity Matters

“We wanted to have the highest integrity of the racing product.” – From Sunday’s Jockey Club Round Table presentation by Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. Adherence to that goal of having the highest possible integrity is one reason the Hong Kong Jockey Club has grown, as Engelbrecht-Bresges said, “from a regional racing organization to […]

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