Three-time British champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa is BANNED for 10 months in Hong Kong after admitting serving to Brazilian rider Victor Borges to guess on the horse he was using
- De Sousa, 42, has been suspended after pleading responsible to a betting cost
- Borges was banned for a 12 months by Hong Kong Jockey Membership for identical offence
- De Sousa facilitated Borges with the ability to guess on his mount Younger Good
Three-time British champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa was on Friday suspended for 10 months by the Hong Kong Jockey Membership after pleading responsible to a betting cost.
The Brazilian rider, and his countryman Victor Borges, who was banned for a 12 months, had been present in breach of a rule which says that ‘no jockey shall guess, or facilitate the making of a guess, or have any curiosity in a guess, on any race or any contingency referring to a race assembly’.
In response to an HKJC assertion, De Sousa, 42, facilitated Borges with the ability to guess on his mount Younger Good, who completed seventh in a handicap at Happy Valley on April 26.
The assertion added ‘there was no proof earlier than the stewards that jockeys Borges and De Sousa had ridden their horses within the respective race with any intention aside from to acquire the very best putting for his or her mounts’.
De Sousa’s 10-month ban will run till March 12 subsequent 12 months, whereas Borges will probably be suspended till Might 12, 2024.
Silvestre de Sousa has been suspended for 10 months after pleading responsible to a betting cost
It’s unknown whether or not both rider intends to enchantment the size of the suspensions, however given the duo admitted their guilt, an enchantment appears unlikely. Integrity amongst jockeys is taken very significantly in Hong Kong with extreme punishments administered for transgressions.
De Sousa, British flat racing champion jockey in 2015, 2017 and 2018, moved to Hong Kong on the finish of final 12 months to regenerate his profession following the conclusion of his place as retained rider for the King Energy Racing operation in November 2021. Since relocating to Hong Kong, the Brazilian rider has ridden 45 winners to sit down fifth within the HK jockeys’ championship.
In the meantime, The King will hope Circle Of Hearth advances his claims for a spot within the Betfred Derby subsequent month when he tackles the Fitzdares Lingfield Derby Trial.
Sir Michael Stoute’s colt, second at Newmarket final time, is 50-1 for the Epsom Basic.