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Magic Man Creates History

Friday, 24th April 2015

Superstar Joao Moreira recorded the fastest century of wins by any jockey in Hong Kong history when partnering the aptly named New Zealand-bred galloper Win It to victory at Sha Tin on Wednesday. Moreira hit 90 wins in mid-March and has taken more than five weeks to claim the 10 more he needed for the fastest century in history, joining Douglas Whyte and Zac Purton as the only centurion jockeys. Moreira was delighted to have achieved the triple figure milestone which had proved somewhat of a hoodoo for him. "I got stuck on 99 when I was in Brazil and Singapore as well," Moreira told the South China Morning Post. "But I was happy to get past it tonight because I have some big rides coming up in the next two weekends and I want to be concentrating on winning on Designs On Rome and Able Friend, not thinking about whether I get to 100."

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