Sao Paulo, Brazil

HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will be organizing two races at the Hippodrome of Cidade Jardim in Sao Paulo on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

Organised under the Festival’s banner by the Jockey Club de Sao Paulo, the Brazilian race course will host the third race in 2019’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race series and the Wathba Stallions Cup.  

It will be the first time that Latin American apprentice jockeys from Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Ecuador – will have the opportunity to compete and secure a berth in the final of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFHRA) to be held on November 24 in Abu Dhabi.

The jockeys will ride young horses that have already run a race and a draw was held on May 20 to pair the apprentice jockeys with the horses.

Brazil’s Jose Severo will ride Egyto LA (Magnum Chall HVP x HLP Darkyna Fame by Legacy of Fame) a colt owned by Stud Magal; Stephanie Hernandez of Peru will be on Catarina LA (HDB Sihr Ibn Massai x My Princess TGS by Shahllenger) a filly also owned by Stud Magal while another filly by the same owner Cigarra LA (HDB Sihr Ibn Massai x Shanelle Di Master JM by Mister Style JM) will be partnered by Uruguay’s Jhonatan Rodrigo Mora Izquierdo.

 Pablo Lucero of Chile will ride Vigilius Rach (Thunder Rach x Vienna Rach by Aleksander Rach) while Anthony Rafael Rodriguez Lorenzoof Puerto Rico, will ride Gunther Rach (Eksort Rach x Geneve AJR by Second Chall) both colts owned by Paulo Jamil Saliba.

Alexis Castro of Argentina will be on Farouk AJR (Feitizzo Rach x Fascination VE by  Adventure Aladin) a colt owned by Ricardo Lahoz while Nicole Kitsy Ycaza of Ecuador, will ride Flynt AJR (HK Keav Power x Fascinee LUD by Red Bear) owned by Almir José Ribeiro. 

“Once again, we would like to thank HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood for their vision and generosity in supporting the Arabian Horse Racing around the World,” said Almir Jose Ribeiro, Racing Director of the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA).We also thank  Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities IFAHR), for  giving the opportunity to Brazil to be responsible for the integration of Arabian Horse Racing in Latin America. It is the Arabian Horses that integrate countries, cultures & people”, Ribeiro added.The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC,  Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club,  Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf,  Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.