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V. Borges

Type: Club Jockey

Nationality: BRZ

Age: 28. 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 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. He amassed 22 wins in 2020/21, including his first Group race victory in Hong Kong in the G2 Sprint Cup atop Amazing Star.

Brazil's Champion Jockey (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), G2 Sprint Cup (2021 Amazing Star).

Hong Kong Career Wins
(at start of 2021/22 season): 38 (win strike rate: 5.4%).

General Performances
No of wins for season: 18
No of runs for season: 379
Win %: 4.75
No of wins for all weather: 5
No of 2nds for all weather: 4
No of 3rds for all weather: 2
All weather: 52
Total stakes: $34,794,600
Win stakes: $15,863,100
No of 2nds: 22
No of 3rds: 19
Percentage for season: 15.57
Profit/Loss: ($1,616)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000310141816.67
ShatinAll weather1200432202913.79
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
Trainer Partnerships
John Size1397115144
C. H. Yip2021721
F. C. Lor121610
P. O'Sullivan1012527
W. Y. So1152835
A. S. Cruz020911
A. T. Millard0001010
C. Fownes00044
C. S. Shum0101213
C. W. Chang00077
D. A. Hayes01089
D. Whyte01269
K. H. Ting00077
K. L. Man0001111
K. W. Lui0001919
L. Ho00033
P. F. Yiu0512127
R. Gibson00033
T. P. Yung00022
Y. S. Tsui00077