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Joao Moreira Gets First U.S. Win at Churchill Downs

In Sunday’s finale at Churchill downs, jockey Joao Moreira scored his first U.S. win aboard 25-1 long shot Princess Millie.



Moreira, a native of Brazil and a champion jockey in Brazil and Singapore, booted home his first U.S. winner for Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds and trainer Wesley Ward. He will ride 5-2 morning line favorite Judy the Beauty in Monday’s $100,000-added Winning Colors (G3) for owner-trainer Wesley Ward. The Winning Colors will go as Race 10 on Monday’s special 11-race Memorial Day program

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