Horse Racing: Moreira romps to record eight winners in a day

Posted on Mar 6 2017 - 7:19am by admin

Hong Kong-based jockey Joao Moreira (C) is no stranger to the podium

Joao Moreira powered to eight wins from 10 rides on an eleven-race card at Sha Tin on Sunday to smash a Hong Kong horse racing record.

Joao Moreira powered to eight wins from 10 rides on an eleven-race card at Sha Tin on Sunday to smash a Hong Kong horse racing report.

the current Hong Kong champion jockey flew past the post first on straightforward contact, rushing Dart, Mr beautiful, Victor Emperor, Cool And Neat, Beat The Clock, Mighty Maverick and Prawn Baba to beat the old file of six winners.

It came on the subject of Eddie Castro’s American file of nine wins in a day, set in Florida in 2005, and recalled Frankie Dettori’s feat of using all seven winners at Ascot on September 28, 1996.

but incredibly, it was once no longer the first time Moreira has had so many winners on the same day.

He also executed the feat at Singapore’s Kranji racecourse in September 2013 when he gained on eight of 9 rides.

"however i think it is even harder to do in Hong Kong," Moreira was quoted as announcing via the South China Morning submit newspaper.

"I was so pumped," he introduced of the second he instructed his eighth winner, Prawn Baba, to victory.

"My spouse was out on the balcony and screaming out to me, so I screamed again. I so wanted to share that second together with her. you could’t ever are expecting this stuff, I have no words to explain it."

Jockeys had gained six races in a day within the southern chinese language semi-autonomous city on 4 previous occasions, with Moreira reaching the feat twice at Sha Tin in 2015.

The others have been Brett Pebble at happy Valley in 2010 and Douglas Whyte at Sha Tin in 2013.

Castro won nine races in a day at Florida’s Calder race observe in June 2005, in what’s believed to be an international record.

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