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Moreira's Hong Kong Record Put Into Perspective
The astonishing feat of jockey Joao Moreira in Hong Kong this season has been put into perspective by racing.scmp.com.au. The Brazilian-born rider, who won multiple jockey premierships in Singapore before making the move to Hong Kong, swept to 100 wins for the season by April this year, a full month ahead of any other jockey in history, also becoming the quickest hoop to notch up 200 wins. His seasonal tally of 145 victories was 31 beyond the former record of 114 achieved by Douglas Whyte who enjoyed an unbroken run of Hong Kong Jockey Premierships lasting more than a decade. Among Moreira's complete domination were days that produced 6 winners, 5 winners (3), 4 winners (7) and 3 winners (14).