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  • Jul 24, 2014
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Joao Moreira

Forget BC and AD - Moreira ensures it's now BM and AM

Zac Purton dominating, dueling with Douglas Whyte and riding a card full of favourites, Karis Teetan grinning his way to a treble, even the local kids winning races:  Saturday at Sha Tin was a glimpse into the years BM – that is, “before Moreira” – a time not too long ago.

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 7:29pm

Military prepares for Dubai attack after impressive Gold Cup win

John Moore was chasing a Dubai World Cup start for Military Attack and Akeed Mofeed was left chasing shadows as the match race of the season fizzed into a non-event in the Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup (2,000m) on Sunday.

24 Feb 2014 - 10:45am

How Berry and Prebble put 'Magic Man' Moreira in his place

Two great feature-race winning rides – full of character but very different in nature – by Tommy Berry and Brett Prebble consigned new golden boy Joao Moreira to his own test of character on a memorable Sunday at Sha Tin.

17 Feb 2014 - 9:25pm

Classic victory for Designs on Rome as favourite Able Friend upstaged

Another odds-on chance bit the dust in the Hong Kong Classic Cup (1,800m) as Designs On Rome leapfrogged Able Friend to become the new Derby favourite.

16 Feb 2014 - 10:40pm

Strong start crucial for Purton upset in Jockey Challenge

Short-priced favourites in the two feature races ensure Joao Moreira is top pick in Sunday's Jockey Challenge at Sha Tin, but better value may be found shopping elsewhere - and backing Zac Purton - on an otherwise wide-open day.

15 Feb 2014 - 9:23pm

Third time lucky for Access Years and Moreira in Triple Trio

Another low draw, another Class Three handicap with a big weight, and John Size-trained Access Years is likely to start favourite again too, but punters will be hoping for a change of luck for the sprinter in the middle leg of Sunday's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

13 Feb 2014 - 8:28pm

Life's great mysteries - and why Zac doesn't ride for Size, Cruz, and now Moore

Take the mysteries of Stonehenge, the Bermuda Triangle, the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot combined and you don’t come close to the head-scratcher that is leading jockey Zac Purton essentially not riding for the three major stables in town.

14 Feb 2014 - 9:31am 4 comments

Yip brings up milestone winner with a double

Dennis Yip Chor-hong knew the comedown from his fairytale Trainers' Championship of last season would be tough but after a slow first half of the term a double at Sha Tin got things moving in the right direction for the stable.

8 Feb 2014 - 10:56pm

Purton could still snatch the title, warns rampant Moreira

Joao Moreira believes leader Zac Purton is the most likely winner of the Jockeys' Championship, even after a four-timer at Sha Tin took him to within nine wins of his rival at the halfway mark of the season.

8 Feb 2014 - 10:54pm

No value, but Moreira to dominate Challenge

It is hard to go past Joao Moreira as the likely winner of the Jockey Challenge at Sha Tin, even if his odds-on quote doesn't look the greatest value bet.

Moreira is the only rider with a full book of 10 rides, and on what could easily be a wide open day, the Magic Man was installed $1.80 early favourite before firming into $1.60 last night.

7 Feb 2014 - 9:31pm

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