Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva gets candid with Canadian Thoroughbred in February 2019 about his whirlwind 2018 season, his love for horses (including a very special one), his routines and more in this question-and-answer article.
He talks about breaking a 1991 Woodbine track record on Souciologist by winning 221 wins in one meeting – a total 237 races in 127 days. The jockey also discusses how a 2017 accident, which saw two colleagues fall and him being put under suspension for the first six racing days of the season, focused him to improve, something he works keenly on every day. He also explains how he prepares for races and why he feels it is important horses remain relaxed while they’re running.
Da Silva goes on to talk about his commitment to LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society and how the horse Hawk’s a Blur helped him meet his wife, veterinarian Dr. Orlaith Cleary, and his thoughts on the upcoming season.