News About Joao Moreira

Moore’s Able Friend Scores Big 2014 Hong Kong Mile Win

Moore’s Able Friend Scores Big 2014 Hong Kong Mile Win

Expat Australian turned champion Hong Kong trainer John Moore celebrated two Group 1 wins at Sha Tin on Sunday including the odds-on favourite Able Friend in the Hong Kong Mile 2014.

The Moore stable enjoyed a win over Military Attack and Australian galloper Criterion in the Hong Kong Cup with Designs On Rome, and then won the HK$23 ...

Perfect Hong Kong Cup 2014 Draw for Cirrus Des Aigles

Perfect Hong Kong Cup 2014 Draw for Cirrus Des Aigles

French trainer Corine Barande-Barbe is over the moon with the barrier four draw her 2014 Hong Kong Cup hopeful Cirrus Des Aigles drew for the Sunday showdown at Sha Tin Racecourse.

John Moore saddles-up Designs On Rome in Sunday’s Hong Kong Cup 2014. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Four Group 1s highlight the race card for this weekend’s Hong Kong International ...

Moore’s Friend Still Able to Win Hong Kong Mile 2014

Moore’s Friend Still Able to Win Hong Kong Mile 2014

John Moore’s in-form galloper Able Friend may be drawn wide for Sunday’s 2014 Hong Kong Mile but the expat Aussie horseman is still confident his odds-on favourite can get the job done and successfully defend his title.

Joao Moreira rides the 2014 Hong Kong Mile favourite Able Friend at Sha Tin on Saturday. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

Shamardal five-year-old Able ...

2014 Hong Kong Vase Barrier Draw – Flintshire in Four

2014 Hong Kong Vase Barrier Draw – Flintshire in Four

Andre Fabre’s French raider Flintshire has firmed in his favouritisim to win Sunday’s Hong Kong Vase 2014 after coming up trumps with barrier four for the mile and a half classic.

Triple Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux is one of the top chances in the 2014 Hong Kong Vase on Sunday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

One of four ...

Moore’s Dual Hong Kong Sprint 2014 Assault

Moore’s Dual Hong Kong Sprint 2014 Assault

Expat Aussie trainer John Moore is dually represented in the 2014 Hong Kong Sprint field this weekend by two livewire chances in the Sha Tin classic.

John Moore saddles up two horses in the 2014 Hong Kong Sprint field. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Four Group 1 events take place at the track on Sunday for the latest Hong Kong International Race ...

Signoff’s Quick Back-Up Won’t Be an Issue in Melbourne Cup 2014

Signoff’s Quick Back-Up Won’t Be an Issue in Melbourne Cup 2014

To earn his place in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) field, Signoff had to run in and win the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) on Saturday.

Darren Weir is confident Signoff can back-up from the Lexus Stakes to the Melbourne Cup. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

The four-year-old gelding did just that, cruising home to victory 2½ lengths ahead ...

Updated 2014 Melbourne Cup Betting: Protectionist Top European

Updated 2014 Melbourne Cup Betting: Protectionist Top European

Andreas Wohler’s German visitor Protectionist is the shortest priced of the European raiders left in the Melbourne Cup 2014 betting markets for Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) this afternoon in Victoria.

Protectionist is looking to become the first German-trained Melbourne Cup winner in 2014. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

There were originally 11 international raiders in the capacity ...

Can Signoff Back Up From Lexus Stakes to Win 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Can Signoff Back Up From Lexus Stakes to Win 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Darren Weir’s four-year-old gelding Signoff will run in this afternoon’s Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) due to some sheer determination and luck. The gelding had to win the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) on Saturday to earn himself an automatic start in the Melbourne Cup 2014, and he did just that.

Signoff is aiming to become the ...

Weir Not Signing Off After Melbourne Cup 2014 Barrier Draw

Weir Not Signing Off After Melbourne Cup 2014 Barrier Draw

Darren Weir’s 11th hour 2014 Melbourne Cup hope Signoff may have drawn awkwardly for next Tuesday’s ‘race that stops a nation’ but he is far from writing off the lightweight hope.

Lexus Stakes winner Signoff will carry 51.5kg in the Melbourne Cup 2014 field on Tuesday. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

On Saturday a capacity final field of 24 stayers ...

2014 Melbourne Cup Odds Post-Field: Signoff Firms

2014 Melbourne Cup Odds Post-Field: Signoff Firms

Following the release of the official Melbourne Cup 2014 field this afternoon, today’s Lexus Stakes winner Signoff has been the best backed horse to win the race that stops a nation.

Lexus Stakes winner Signoff is the early 2014 Melbourne Cup betting market mover. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

The 24-horse field and Ladbrokes.com.au markets for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 ...