Magic man Joao Moreira makes history at Sha Tin

Sun 5 Mar 2017

Joao Moreira made racing history in Hong Kong when riding eight winners on a single card at Sha Tin.

The Brazilian was in unstoppable form as he struck on Easy Touch, Dashing Dart, Mr Stunning, Victor Emperor, Cool And Neat, Beat The Clock, Mighty Maverick and Prawn Baba.

Moreira rode in 10 of the 11 races on the card.

"The feeling I have now is something special," he told the South China Morning Post.

"I never thought I would ride eight winners in a day here in Hong Kong, in particular as we all know how tough it is where the handicap system make races very even and we've got so many good jockeys in town.

"I think today has to share the top spot as my best day in racing."

Moreira has enjoyed six wins twice previously at Sha Tin in March and December, 2015.

The haul of eight equals the biggest of Moreira's career. In 2013, he had eight winners from eight rides at Kranji in Singapore, while he also rode eight in a day in his native Brazil in 2008.

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