Silvestre De Sousa Hong Kong Phooey

It is being reported that Silvestre De Sousa has been handed a ten-month ban by Hong Kong Jockey Club  after pleading guilty to a betting charge on Friday. The three-times British champion jockey pleaded guilty alongside fellow rider Vagner Borges, who was banned for twelve months by the  Hong Kong Jockey Club with both suspensions beginning immediately. 

The Hong Kong Jockey Club said Borges "had an interest in a bet" on his mount Young Brilliant in a race on 26 April. The HKJC said De Sousa "facilitated" the bet.

De Sousa had moved to Hong Kong last September due to his retainer with King Power Racing not being renewed at the start of 2022.