Jorge Ricardo, world record holder for racing, will compete in the Prêmio UAE President Cup Series for Colts III

Jorge Ricardo at The Saudi Cup 2021

The Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Colts III, fifth race of the UAE President Cup Arabian Purebred Classic Series – South America Mondial Brazil will have the participation of the world race record holder, jockey Jorge Ricardo, affectionately known as Ricardinho, for the first time in Arabian Races at Cidade Jardim since his return in 2013. He will ride Obstinado Rach who has competed three times and finished second in all three races.

The race will be held in 1,100m in dirty, for 3–year–old and older without a win, at Cidade Jardim Racecourse, Jockey Club de São Paulo,

Jorge Ricardo said: “Many years ago I rode an Arabian horse in Rio Grande do Sul and won a race. The organization had already invited me to participate, but it didn't work out and now with the invitation of Lucas Quintana, one of the trainers with the most victories, for this race I accepted and we will try to win because the horse, Obstinado Rach, had an excellent performance in the three times that competed. I usually say that I was born predestined; I was born to do what I do. My love for all of this grows every year. I keep riding because it's my life. I can't live without it.”

Among the seven horses that will participate in the Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Colts III, four have already competed (Graccus Rach, RG Kemir, Obstinado Rach and Vince Rach) and three (Mandato Rach, Gustaf Rach and Veneraddo Rach) will compete for the first time.

The highlight of the race is Obstinado Rach, son of the great champion Atentaddo VE, who will be driven by Jorge Ricardo, and will have as competitors his half–brother Veneraddo Rach, ridden by L. Henriques, Graccus Rach ridden by F. Larroque, who won the Prize UAE President Cup Series For Fillies II with Holly Pol Rach on July 3; and RG Kemir under the command of R. Mendonça.

“I want to thank our sponsors once again, HH Sh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and HE Faisal Al Rahmani, President of the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing (IFAHR) and director of The UAE President Cup, and the passionate Arabian sport horse breeders who believed in the success of Arabian horse racing in Brazil and direct their breeding programs for the sport animals!"

“This Saturday we will have another great race with the participation of seven young colts that will be looking for their first victory in Cidade Jardim. And this time we'll also be watching a historic exhibition in which one of the greatest jockeys in the history of world horse racing, Jorge Ricardo, will be riding an Arabian horse in Cidade Jardim for the first time. For sure an unmissable spectacle. Good luck to all participants!” declared Almir José Ribeiro, Racing Director of Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA).

In addition to prizes during races, all horses participating in the 2021 Race Calendar also compete in the Racing mode of the Arabian Cup 2021.

Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Fillies II is organised by the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association in partnership with the Jockey Club de São Paulo.

UAE President Cup

HH Sh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs

Held under the patronage of President HH Sh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the support of HHi Sh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the directives of HH Sh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the UAE President Cup South America Mondial Series for Purebred Arabian Horses will be organized in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

The Emirates Equestrian Federation launched the president of the UAE Cup Series for Purebred Arabian Horses in 1994 to promote the noble breed worldwide, which is now gaining popularity and attractiveness.

The series promotes the UAE’s efforts to create a global awareness of the purebred Arabian horse and its important place in UAE culture and history.

Founded by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to promote and celebrate the Arabian horse, and prove that they can race competitively with thoroughbred horses, the UAE President Cup Series is the first international race series for Arabian horses and remains the premier races for the breed.

Text and Photo: Cidinha Franzão

GRACCUS RACH (Veracious Rach x Gracyara HCF by *LD Halston)
Jockey: F. Larroque –  Trainer L. Quintana – Owner Ricardo Jamil Saliba – Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária

RG KEMIR (*Zapal x Campanha CSM by *Eksport)
Jockey R. Mendonça Ap2 –  Trainer E. Petrochinski – Owner e Breeder Claudio Guimarães Ribas

GUSTAF RACH (Ragnar Rach x Gracyara HCF by *LD Halston)
Jockey C. Llopart Ap4 –  Trainer C. M. Silva – Owner Nelson Stradiotto – Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária

MANDATO RACH (Erastus Rach x Magic All Rach by Ulisses Rach)
Jockey A. R. Oliveira –  Trainer C. F. Silva – Owner Rafael Barbosa dos Reis – Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária

OBSTINADO RACH (Atentaddo VE x Obsession Rach by Voltaire Rach)
Jockey Jorge Ricardo –  Trainer L. Quintana – Owner Agropecuária Ilha da Chapada Ltda – Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária

VENERADDO RACH (Atentaddo VE, Vanna Rach by *Aicyng AHRA)
Jockey L. Henriques –  Trainer C. F. Silva – Owner Daniela Franco de Oliveira – Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária

VINCE RACH (AF Ivo x Vauquelin Rach by Memnon Rach
Jockey P. Jesus Ap1 – Trainer L. Quintana – Owner Paulo Jamil Saliba – Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária

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