De Sousa Won’t Return To Hong Kong

Travel and quarantine uncertainty mooted

The Hong Kong Jockey Licensing Committee has approved an application from Silvestre De Sousa to withdraw his Club Jockey’s licence, with immediate effect, due to the uncertainty in respect of travel and quarantine restrictions entering Hong Kong.

Silvestre De Sousa

De Sousa was scheduled to return to Hong Kong again from February for his fifth spell after the Hong Kong Jockey Club originally granted him a licence to ride until the end of the current season.

The 40 year old De Sousa’s contract as retained rider for King Power Racing ended last month. It was a role he had fulfilled since 2019. He rode 100 winners for the owners but King Power plan on using the best available jockey going forward.

He enjoyed his most successful period during the winter of 2018-2019, where he claimed 44 winners including Gr1 glory in the Hong Kong Cup with Glorious Forever and triumphed in the International Jockeys’ Challenge.

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