He started the season an underdog at a massive 33-1 to win this seasons’ Champion Jockey. So how Silvestre De Souza managed to be crowned Champion Jockey is truly an inspiring story of rags to riches.
From a humble upbringing of learning to ride horses on a farm in Brazil, the meteoric rise of DeSouza is one to be marvelled at.
This season alone, he managed to ride 154 winners, earning a total prize money of over £2million.
His win on Arabia Queen at the Juddmonte International Stakes is the stand out money spinner, but De Souza still remains as humble as his upbringing and has never forgotten his routes.
Take a closer look at De Souza’s incredible 2015 Champion Jockey stats in our infographic below:
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INFOGRAPHIC: DA SOUZA CHAMPION JOCKEY 2015 STATS [Infographic] by the team at Myracing.com