Tag: 'Joao Moreira'

Stronger

Stronger delivers Douglas Whyte’s first Group 1 as trainer

Revered as the most successful rider in Hong Kong racing history with 13 jockeys’ championships and a record 1,813 wins, Douglas Whyte forged new territory...
Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty ready for date with destiny

Undistracted by history, Vincent Ho will adopt a trademark conservative approach to the Group 1 HKD$12 million Stewards’ Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday...
Shadow Runner

Paul O’Sullivan, Karis Teetan unite in rare Hong Kong double

In an extraordinary coincidence, Paul O’Sullivan and Karis Teetan simultaneously reached the Hong Kong 500-win milestone when the pair combined with Shadow Runner in the...
Beauty Joy

Beauty Joy for Purton at the Valley, Teetan snares Romantic Warrior ride

Gearing up for a huge fortnight of Hong Kong racing, Zac Purton heads to Happy Valley this Wednesday evening (19 January) looking to maintain the...
Romantic Warrior

Joao Moreira flush with Hong Kong Classic Mile options after Sha Tin four-timer

Triumphant after a Sha Tin quartet on Sunday (16 January), Joao Moreira will deliberate overnight before deciding which of the several leading contenders he will...
Zac Purton

Strong Hong Kong Classic Series focus for Sha Tin on Sunday

Determined to build on a positive return to race-riding, Zac Purton believes the pecking order for the HKD$48 million Four-Year-Old Classic Series will become clearer...
Zac Purton

Purton returns from injury to post 50th for the season

Exactly a month after suffering multiple injuries in a Sha Tin fall, Zac Purton notched his 50th victory of the 2021/22 season as the champion...
Beluga

Beluga lands Sha Tin feature for David Hall and Matthew Chadwick

Benefiting from an overdue change of luck with barriers, Beluga upstaged several Four-Year-Old Classic Series contenders with facile victory in the Class 2 Chek Keng...
Ima Single Man

Cruz pins Classic aspirations on Ima Single Man

Tony Cruz is confident Ima Single Man can stamp Hong Kong Classic Mile credentials with another strong performance in the Class 2 Chek Keng Handicap...
Zebrowski

Caspar Fownes, Joao Moreira claim Group 3 January Cup with Zebrowski

The Group 3 Queen Mother Memorial Cup Handicap (2400m) at Sha Tin on 1 May has emerged as a long-range target for Zebrowski following the...
Master Eight

Master Eight lands Group 3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy to remain unbeaten

Joao Moreira believes Master Eight has the ability to rise to the top of Hong Kong’s sprinting ranks after the gifted speedster preserved his unbeaten...
Excellent Proposal

Moreira shapes to start 2022 in style

Armed with an imposing full book of rides at the Lucky Start Raceday on Saturday (1 January) at Sha Tin, Joao Moreira is intent on...
Master Eight

Master Eight eyes five unbeaten, Healthy Happy returns

Master Eight is shaping up as one of Hong Kong’s rising sprint stars and trainer Frankie Lor is hopeful the speedster can intensify his development...
Senor Toba

Moreira confident Senor Toba is ready to fire

Joao Moreira believes Caspar Fownes-trained Senor Toba can parade BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) credentials when the grey contests the Class 2 Hong Kong Sports...
Joao Moreira

Moreira dominates Happy Valley to continue remarkable surge

The Joao Moreira juggernaut continues at top speed after the Brazilian capped a momentous three-meeting burst with a four-timer at Happy Valley on Wednesday night...
Joao Moreira

Joao Moreira, John Size thrive at Happy Valley with trebles

Building in ominous and familiar fashion towards the Hong Kong champion trainer and jockey titles, respectively, John Size and Joao Moreira dominated at Happy Valley...
Glory Vase

Japan’s Glory Vase and Joao Moreira again claim the Hong Kong Vase

Champion jockey Joao Moreira combined with the Tomohito Ozeki-trained Japanese stayer Glory Vase for a stunning win in the Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase...
Maurice

Record-setting Noriyuki Hori makes long-awaited HKIR return

Noriyuki Hori is no stranger to success at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races (HKIR) and this Sunday (12 December) at Sha Tin the master...
Joao Moreira

Joao Moreira eyes second International Jockeys’ Championship

Looking to capture a second LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship (IJC), Joao Moreira believes a favourable set of barriers are make or break for his chances...
Lucky Express

John Size lands fifth Panasonic Cup as Lucky Express delivers

The Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) next month remains an option for Lucky Express after the gifted gelding showcased undoubted talent with a...
Sight Success

Borges and Size unite with Sight Success in Happy Valley feature

Vagner Borges hopes victory on Sight Success in the Class 2 High West Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday (10 November) can lay the...
John Size

Size two-pronged in hot sprint at Happy Valley

Pursuing a record-breaking 12th trainers’ championship, John Size heads into Wednesday’s (10 November) cracking Class 2 High West Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley double-handed with...
Blaze Warrior

Blaze Warrior and Sight Spirit have Moreira excited

The unbeaten Blaze Warrior was one of the most exciting prospects to emerge last season and this Sunday (7 November) at Sha Tin, the talented...
Southern Legend

Fownes double-handed in Sha Tin feature

Caspar Fownes is optimistic stablemates Southern Legend and Columbus County can continue an upward trajectory towards LONGINES Hong Kong International Races when the pair contests...
Zebrowski

Fownes snaps cold spell as Zebrowski takes feature

Ending a drawn out cold spell, Caspar Fownes savoured sweet victory at Happy Valley on Wednesday (3 November) as Zebrowski showed fortitude and quality to...