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HKJC Committee Rubber-Stamps Moreira Move
In one of the most anticipated riding moves in years, Brazilian-born, Singapore-based jockey Joao Moreira will move to Hong Kong and be eligible to ride from October 17, reports racing.scmp.com. In much the same way that Doug Whyte has dominated Hong Kong's riding ranks, Moreira, who moved to Singapore from his native Brazil in 2009, has enjoyed unprecedented success in the saddle, and is already assured of a fourth straight Singapore title even though he will miss nearly a quarter of the season there following his move. Moreira, who was a star hoop in Brazil, created history earlier this month when riding 8 winners from 8 rides at Kranji.