Stats / Jockeys / J. Moreira

J. Moreira

Type: Retained Jockey

Nationality: BRZ

Background:
Age: 36. Brazilian sensation Joao Moreira, known as ''Magic Man'', notched more than 1,000 wins in South America. He relocated to Singapore in 2009 and was a dominant four-time champion jockey. He moved to Hong Kong in October 2013 and was runner-up in the title race that term with 97 wins before clinching a first championship in a record smashing 2014/15 campaign that yielded an all-time high 145 wins - he demolished that record in 2015/16 with 168 wins, and improved again in 2016/17 with 170 wins. He partnered Rapper Dragon in 2017 as the horse became the first to win all three legs of the Four-Year-Old Classic Series (Hong Kong Classic Mile, Hong Kong Classic Cup, Hong Kong Derby). Moreira departed for Japan at the end of the 2017/18 season but returned to Hong Kong in December 2018 to ride as stable jockey to John Size. He ended that term with 90 wins.

Achievements:
Hong Kong Champion Jockey (2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17); LONGINES IJC winner (2012); Japan's World All-Star Jockeys winner (2015); Singapore Champion Jockey (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); Brazilian Eclipse Award winner (2006/07, 2007/08); fastest 100 in a Hong Kong season (22 February, 2017); Hong Kong record for most wins in a season (170 in 2016/17); most wins in a Hong Kong race day (eight: 5 March, 2017); Singapore record for most wins in a season (206 in 2012); eight wins from eight rides at Kranji (6 September, 2013); eight wins in a day at Cidade Jardim (March, 2006).

Notable Race Wins Include
Hong Kong Mile (2014 Able Friend), Hong Kong Cup (2014 Designs On Rome), Hong Kong Sprint (2015 Peniaphobia), Hong Kong Vase (2016 Satono Crown), QEII Cup (2017 Neorealism), Champions Mile (2015 Able Friend, 2016 Maurice), Hong Kong Derby (2017 Rapper Dragon), Centenary Sprint Cup (2014 Amber Sky, 2019 Beat The Clock), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2014 Military Attack, 2015 Designs On Rome), Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2015 Able Friend), Stewards?Cup (2015 Able Friend), Chairman's Sprint Prize (2019 Beat The Clock), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2014 Able Friend, 2017 Rapper Dragon), Hong Kong Classic Cup (2017 Rapper Dragon), Newmarket Handicap (2015 Brazen Beau), Al Quoz Sprint (2014 Amber Sky), Coolmore Stud Stakes (2014 Brazen Beau), Dubai Golden Shaheen (2014 Sterling City), Dubai Turf (2017 Vivlos), Gran Premio Nacional (2006 Eu Tambem), Queen Elizabeth II Cup (JPN) (2018 Lys Gracieux).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2019/20 season): 807 (win strike rate: 22.24%)

General Performances
No of wins for season: 135
No of runs for season: 708
Win %: 19.07
No of wins for all weather: 17
No of 2nds for all weather: 20
No of 3rds for all weather: 11
All weather: 81
Total stakes: $204,401,396
Win stakes: $136,610,760
No of 2nds: 122
No of 3rds: 90
Percentage for season: 49.01
Profit/Loss: ($1,394)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20364633255997657453566744336604336282171077822312
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley100033422329.38
12001424165510912.84
165015129478318.07
1800461132416.67
2200013370
ShatinAll weather12007149174714.89
1650851142828.57
18002111540
Turf1000772223818.42
12002519135311022.73
14002518195812020.83
16001287245123.53
1800613213119.35
200052291827.78
22001001250
24001101333.33
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
2085634528644533332655117411122
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20695235310445042264222013134
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
John Size313921101192
C. Fownes14753258
F. C. Lor108102149
A. S. Cruz9552645
C. S. Shum8532036
K. W. Lui862824
Y. S. Tsui835723
J. Moore7641532
P. F. Yiu7751029
A. T. Millard673824
D. Whyte5841633
C. W. Chang3111116
D. Ferraris312915
W. Y. So3231018
D. Hall2251625
K. L. Man253616
L. Ho2021115
R. Gibson20024
T. P. Yung242715
C. H. Yip1311823
P. O'Sullivan11136
T. Ozeki10001
C. S. Lau00101
K. H. Ting02248