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  • Silvestre de Sousa
    Age: 36
    Background:
    One of 10 children, Brazilian ace Silvestre de Sousa first sat on a horse at age 18 and within two years he was champion apprentice in Sao Paulo. He moved to Europe at age 22 and was employed as a work rider for Dermot Weld. In 2004, dispirited after two years without a ride in public, De Sousa moved to England and teamed up with North Yorkshire trainer Dandy Nicholls. His first UK win was achieved aboard Sonic Anthem at Southwell on 1 January, 2006. Riding mainly for lesser trainers, often on longshots, he established his reputation on the northern circuit and in 2010 he rode his first century. With trainer Mark Johnston's support he finished runner-up in the 2011 UK champion jockey race. He was retained by Godolphin from 2012 to 2014, during which time his haul included the G1 Dubai World Cup on African Story. Riding freelance in 2015, he achieved 132 wins to claim the UK champion jockey title and repeated in 2017 with 155 wins. De Sousa has notched an admirable 16 winners in each of his two short winter stints in Hong Kong (2015/16 and 2016/17).
    Notable honours include:
    UK Champion Jockey (2015 & 2017).
    IJC record:
    2015 - 4th.


    17/18 Season Up to Race Meeting of 10/12/2017
    Nationality : BRZ No. of Wins : 1 Total Rides : 6
    Stakes won : $ 834,240 No. of 2nds : 1 Win % : 16.67%
    No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 1 No. of 3rds : 0    
    Avg. JKC points in Past 10 race days : 9.0 No. of 4ths : 0    
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    10/12/2017  Sha Tin
    Jockey Challenge Points : 0 ( Win 0 2nd 0 3rd 0 )
    25811/13TURFA1200G1GSTORMY LIBERAL11P MillerTT /XB1087126
    06/12/2017  Happy Valley
    Jockey Challenge Points : 18 ( Win 1 2nd 1 3rd 0 )
    25209/12TURFB16503GMIGHTY MAVERICK12067D CruzXB/CP21162120
    25106/12TURFB16504GMI BLANCO8045A T MillardV1110119
    24901/12TURFB10004GPEACE COMBINATION1045C Fownes1083119
    24802/12TURFB16504GSEE ME NOW1047K W LuiTT965120
    24608/12TURFB12004GI'M A WITNESS8053A S Cruz1110126