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R. Maia

Type: Club Jockey

Nationality: BRZ

Background:
Age: 32. Ruan Maia began his riding career in 2006 as an apprentice in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Maia was a leading jockey in his home country before setting his sights on an international career and in 2016 he made the move to Macau. Maia was crowned champion jockey in both of his only two full seasons he completed in Macau, finishing with 60 and 71 wins respectively, he also scored two major victories at MAC G1 level, claiming the Macau Gold Cup and Chairman's Challenge Cup. In April 2018, Maia made his first visit to Singapore and tasted instant success aboard former Hong Kong-based galloper Circuit Land in the SIN G2 Chairman's Trophy at Kranji Racecourse. In May that same year he rode for the first time in Hong Kong at the 2018 Hong Kong Macau Trophy race day, and his best result from six rides on the card was a second atop the Tony Cruz-trained California Joy. At the start of 2020, Maia took the opportunity to shift base to Singapore and in his first full season he finished second in the Singapore jockeys' championship to now four-time champion Vlad Duric by three wins, ending his first and only campaign in the Lion City with 69 wins at a win strike rate of 18.5%. Included in those wins are two SIN G1 victories aboard Aramaayo in the Kranji Mile and Raffles Cup. Maia's most prolific day in the saddle came when he rode seven winners in a single fixture at Kranji on 23 August, 2020. In all, he has ridden in excess of 600 winners and his minimum riding weight is 116lb.

Achievements:
Macau Champion Jockey (2017/18, 2018/19)

Notable Race Wins Include
Kranji Mile (2020 Aramaayo), Raffles Cup (2020 Aramaayo), Macau Gold Cup (2018 River Control), Chairman's Challenge Cup (2019 Mister Kaopu), J Adhemar de Almeida Prado (2016 Maraton)

Hong Kong Career Wins
(as at 25 February, 2021): 0

General Performances
No of wins for season: 4
No of runs for season: 76
Win %: 5.26
No of wins for all weather: 1
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 8
Total stakes: $5,012,000
Win stakes: $2,565,000
No of 2nds: 1
No of 3rds: 10
Percentage for season: 19.74
Profit/Loss: ($181)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
212162820448213352053200290000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000000110
12001129137.69
16501028119.09
1800002130
2200000000
ShatinAll weather12001003425
1650000110
1800000330
Turf1000000440
120000112130
140010014156.67
1600003250
1800000220
2000000110
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
21000021391031910448
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
21313271063300116
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
T. P. Yung211913
C. W. Chang10146
P. F. Yiu1021215
A. S. Cruz00279
A. T. Millard00156
C. H. Yip00167
D. A. Hayes00033
D. Ferraris00022
D. Hall00022
K. H. Ting00011
K. L. Man00101
K. W. Lui00011
L. Ho00011
P. O'Sullivan00011
W. Y. So00011
Y. S. Tsui00167