Stats / Jockeys / J. Moreira

J. Moreira

Type: Retained Jockey

Nationality: BRZ

Background:
Brazilian sensation Joao Moreira, known as ''Magic Man'', notched more than 1000 wins in South America. He relocated to Singapore in 2009 and after finishing third in the premiership in that first season he proceeded to dominate the Singapore circuit for four years. He moved to Hong Kong in October 2013 and finished 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, 63 more than Zac Purton in second. He has also ridden in Australia, Britain, France, USA, Germany, Japan, Macau, Sweden and the UAE; 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, BMW Hong Kong Derby).

Achievements:
Three-time Hong Kong Champion Jockey (2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17); LONGINES IJC winner (2012); Japan's World All-Star Jockeys winner (2015), four-time Singapore Champion Jockey (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); two-time 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
LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (2014 Able Friend), LONGINES Hong Kong Cup (2014 Designs On Rome), LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (2015 Peniaphobia), LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2016 Satono Crown), APQEII Cup (2017 Neorealism), Champions Mile (2015 Able Friend, 2016 Maurice), BMW Hong Kong Derby (2017 Rapper Dragon), Centenary Sprint Cup (2014 Amber Sky), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2014 Military Attack, 2015 Designs On Rome), Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2015 Able Friend), Stewards' Cup (2015 Able Friend), 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).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2017/18 season): 583 (strike rate: 23.57%)

General Performances
No of wins for season: 90
No of runs for season: 495
Win %: 18.18
No of wins for all weather: 8
No of 2nds for all weather: 12
No of 3rds for all weather: 8
All weather: 62
Total stakes: $124,030,325
Win stakes: $81,900,450
No of 2nds: 75
No of 3rds: 54
Percentage for season: 44.24
Profit/Loss: ($1,495)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
202321141566754403394034262263736212071136532219
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000372132512
1200756405812.07
1650883375614.29
180030361225
22002102540
ShatinAll weather1200477163411.76
1650351142313.04
18001004520
Turf1200000000
1800000000
2200000000
1000401253013.33
1200221510327927.85
1400221312439024.44
16004105193810.53
1800321131915.79
2000412101723.53
2200000110
2400011130
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
206935151811832271771688222455
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
205431282032228182001416892
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
John Size595431179323
A. S. Cruz413210
C. W. Chang420511
C. H. Yip312814
C. S. Shum30036
D. Hall311914
C. Fownes2001012
L. Ho222612
P. O'Sullivan234413
W. Y. So2211015
Y. S. Tsui220610
J. Moore111710
K. L. Man11013
K. W. Lui11035
T. P. Yung10045
A. T. Millard00257
D. Ferraris00134
F. C. Lor01135
H Asami00011
P. F. Yiu00246
R. Gibson02338
Y Yahagi01001