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V. Borges

Type: Club Jockey

Background:
Age: 27. Vagner Borges is one of South American horse racing's brightest stars. A four-time champion jockey in his native Brazil, he partnered that country's 12th Triple Crown winner, Bal A Bali, to his famous classic successes in the 2014 season. Borges was a phenomenon as an apprentice upon commencing his career in the 2009/10 season at Gavea Racecourse in Rio de Janeiro. In December 2011 he collected his 374th success to set a new Brazilian record for the most wins by an apprentice, two months before he graduated to the fully-licensed ranks. He took his first jockeys' championship in 2011/12 with a career-high 244 wins at a win strike rate of 20.75%. Borges maintained a win strike rate above 20% in each of his further three championship seasons, notching 212, 218 wins and 186 wins. He has accrued no less than 14 career G1 wins, his first being Sutil in the March 2013 Grande Premio Diana. The lightweight rider has more than 1600 career wins on the board. Borges secured his first Hong Kong win aboard Very Sweet Orange at Happy Valley on 18 March 2020 and added 15 more wins that campaign.

Achievements:
Four-time champion jockey in Brazil (2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2017/18); Brazil's champion apprentice.

Notable Race Wins Include
Grande Premio Estado do Rio de Janeiro (2014 Bal A Bali, 2019 Garbo Talks), Grande Premio Francisco Eduardo de Paula Machado (2014 Bal A Bali), Grande Premio Cruzeiro do Sol (2013 Mojito, 2014 Bal A Bali), Grande Premio Brasil (2014 Bal A Bali), Grande Premio Diana (2013 Sutil), Grande Premio Major Suckow (2013 Desejado Put, 2017 Perbene), Grande Premio Bento Goncalves (2014 Whoopee Maker), Grande Premio Roberto e Nelson Grimaldi Seabra (2015 Colorado Girl), Grande Premio O.S.F.P.S.C (2016 Chocolatera), Grande Premio Sao Paulo (2016 Universal Law), Grande Premio A.B.C.P.C.C. (2017 Perbene).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2020/21 season): 16 (win strike rate: 5.86%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 6
No of runs for season: 67
Win %: 8.96
No of wins for all weather: 0
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 6
Total stakes: $5,597,000
Win stakes: $3,990,000
No of 2nds: 1
No of 3rds: 3
Percentage for season: 14.93
Profit/Loss: $308
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
212112140246200354122800140000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000301131717.65
120003339450
165031132378.11
18002034922.22
22001001250
ShatinAll weather120003112160
165032281520
1800000220
Turf100002115180
120043543557.27
140023250573.51
1600200141612.5
18000118100
20002105825
2200000110
2400000110
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
21100231191012210134
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
21102255102600116
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
W. Y. So3101317
P. F. Yiu20046
T. P. Yung10146
C. Fownes00011
C. H. Yip00022
C. S. Shum00134
C. W. Chang00033
D. A. Hayes00134
D. Ferraris00022
D. Whyte00066
F. C. Lor00033
John Size00011
K. H. Ting00011
K. L. Man00011
K. W. Lui00055
P. O'Sullivan00011
R. Gibson00011
Y. S. Tsui00033