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Silvestre de Sousa to experience Fame Star in Lion City Cup, Latest Racing News

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Top jockey Silvestre de Sousa will make a flying go to at Kranji to experience on the Lion City Cup assembly on Aug 14.

Licensed from Aug 10 to 14 by the Singapore Turf Club, the Brazil-born worldwide rider is booked to associate Fame Star within the Group 1 Lion City Cup (1,200m). 

Australian jockey Daniel Moor was additionally granted a licence, however for the day itself. It might be his third pitstop go to this 12 months, this time to experience Grand Koonta within the premier dash. 

A Kranji-based jockey from 2017 to 2020, Moor, 37, is now based mostly again in his native Victoria.

A winner of over 2,000 races worldwide, de Sousa shouldn’t be at his maiden Singapore raid both. 

Then briefly retained by international powerhouse outfit Godolphin, he steered Hunter’s Light to sixth place within the now-defunct Group 1 Singapore Airlines International Cup (2,000m) in 2013.

Besides his England base the place he claimed three champion jockey titles (2015, 2017 and 2018), de Sousa is best identified on this area for his common Hong Kong visits.

The 41-year-old plied his commerce within the former British colony at three separate stints between 2015 and 2019, with the profession spotlight the 2018 Longines Hong Kong Cup aboard Glorious Forever for lately topped Hong Kong champion coach Frankie Lor. He additionally received the International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley the identical week.

Arguably the second most well-known Brazilian hoop after Joao Moreira, de Sousa has known as England house within the final 20 years, even when he didn’t turn into a family title in a single day.

Born in Sao Francisco do Maranhao, Brazil, de Sousa was topped Brazil’s champion apprentice jockey at his third 12 months in 2000, however the wanderlust quickly bit him.

Two years later, he moved throughout the pond to Ireland to affix coach Dermot Weld, however solely rode work.

It was solely after he moved to England two years later, teaming up with North Yorkshire coach Dandy Nicholls that his profession actually took off. Interestingly, he rode his first UK winner Sonic Anthem on New Year’s Day in 2006, sooner or later after his twenty fifth birthday.

Such was his meteoric rise that he turned steady jockey to Godolphin and Thai outfit King Power Racing (proprietor of 2021 Kranji Mile winner Minister). 

On his spectacular resume, he boasts 12 Group 1 winners around the globe. Since his first, Hunter’s Light in Italy’s 2012 Premio Roma GBI Racing, he has added the 2019 QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes on Donjuan Triumphant, the 2014 Dubai World Cup on African Story and 2013 Dubai Turf on Sajjhaa, amongst others.

Now a British citizen, de Sousa at the moment sits in thirty fourth place on 24 winners on the British flat jockeys’ championship. 

He goes to scale at 52kg.


Silvestre de Sousa to experience Fame Star in Lion City Cup, Latest Racing News.
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