Velínia Rach wins Grande Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Maiden Horses III
Velínia Rach and her half-brother Veneraddo Rach, both sons of the great champion Atentaddo VE (2013, 2014 and 2015), win first and second places at Grande Prêmio UAE President Cup Series for Maiden Horses III, at Cidade Jardim Racecourse and organized by the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA).
The race, held on 1,200 meters on dirt, had the participation of 12 animals, colts and fillies, competing for the first victory of the 2021 season.
After a very disputed start with Veneraddo Rach (Atentaddo VE x Vanna Rach by *Aicyng AHRA), led by Luiz Henriques, battling for the first position until the entry of the final straight, the jockey Fernando Larroque shows all his expertise when finding a pass and lead Velínia Rach (Atentaddo VE x. Vandella Rach by Aleksander Rach) to victory with a 3 ¼ lengths advantage over her half-brother.
In this way, the two sons of Atentaddo VE (Wonderful Boy x Dahaby NA by *Padrons Image) show that they inherited the path to victory from their father.
In third place Revelation Rach (*Eksport x Rapunzel Rach by Voltaire Rach) riding by Lucas Felipe and with three lengths behind Veneraddo Rach.
Trained by Oberdan S. Pereira, Velínia Rach is owned by Haras Rio Iguassu, one of the most important Thoroughbred’s breeders and owners, which made its debut in Arabian horse racing with victory. Veneraddo Rach and Revelation Rach are trained by Cícero F. Silva and owned by Daniela Franco de Oliveira. These victories motivate new owners to put their animals in training and competitions, an advance for Arabian races in Brazil.
Trainer Oberdan Pereira said: “We were hoping for this result because she had already finished second twice. Velínia Rach was very well led by Larroque who masterfully seized an opportunity and he forced her through a passage inside. I would like to thank everyone and Haras Rio Iguassu for honoring us in the Arabian races and for a victory that will be the first of many others.”
“We are very happy that the top five are our breeding horses, but the most important thing is the fact that Stud Rio Iguassu, one of the most important breeders and owners of Thoroughbred horses, debuted with victory and joined the Arabian races. And the second and third places also have a new owner.
“As breeders, we are very happy that the first two places are sons of Atentaddo VE, just as we had sons of All Pol Rach race winners, which shows that racehorse genetics is being created in Brazil. In addition to the fact that Velínia Rach is the third Vandella Rach product to win and these consistencies ensure future Arabian race horse owners that they will have animals with proven genetics”, declared Ricardo Jamil Saliba of Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.
Almir José Ribeiro, ABCCA Racing Director, said. “This race was very important because a traditional breeder and owner of Thoroughbred horses won his first Arabian race, and this motivates him to continue along with other owners and breeders. I would like to emphasize that we had 12 Arabian horses, colts and fillies, looking for the first victory of 10 different owners, which demonstrates greater interest in Arabian horse racing at each new race.”
Ribeiro continued: “Our special thanks to HH Sh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice 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, for idealization, support and sponsorship of the UAE President Cup Arabian Purebred Classic Series – South America Mondial Brazil, because at each new race of Arabian Horses of Brazil we have the adhesion of new owners and with victories and it is an incentive for other owners and breeders to migrate to the Arab races, giving greater visibility in the Brazilian and world scenario.”
He concluded: “I also want to thank the board of the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA), which has spared no effort in promoting Arabian Sport horses in all its modalities.”
Our thanks to our sponsors, breeders, owners and professionals for this show provided by Arabian Horse.
In addition to the prizes during the races, all horses participating in the 2021 Race Calendar also compete in the Arabian Cup 2021 Race category, promoted by ABCCA.
The Grande Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Maiden Horses III is organized by the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association in partnership with the Jockey Club of São Paulo.
Text: Cidinha Franzão. Photo: Porfírio Menezes
Grande Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Maiden Horses III
1 VELÍNIA RACH (Atentaddo VE x Vandella Rach by Aleksander Rach)
2 VENERADDO RACH (Atentaddo VE x Vanna Rach by *Aicyng AHRA)
3 REVELATION RACH (*Eksport x Rapunzel Rach by Voltaire Rach)
4 MARLIZE RACH (Eksort Rach x Musa Rach by *Polonez)
5 IMPERION RACH (*El Tino x Isis Rach by Vaillant Rach)
6 HELANCA RACH (Vesper Rach x Heladia Rach by Paradiso Rach)
7 MANDATO RACH (Erastus Rach x Magic All Rach by Ulisses Rach)
8 BLENDDA D´JOHRDAN JM (Johrdan El Jamaal x Shallana HVP by *FA El Shawan)
9 RIBALTA RACH (Eksort Rach x Rhondda Rach by Gothos Rach)
10 BRAVADO RACH (Atentaddo VE x Bavaria Rach by *Eksport)
11 MOLOTOV AJR (Feitizzo Rach x Miss Dancer LUD by *Almaden II)
12 JANAINA RACH (Vesper Rach X Jasmin FWN by *FA El Shawan)
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