The Cidade Jardim Racecourse, of the São Paulo Jockey Club, Brazil, will host the Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Colts II, the third race of the UAE President Cup South America Mondial Series for Purebred Arabian Horses, on Saturday, 22nd May, 2021, organized by Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA). In total there will be eight races until November, when the South America Mondial UAE President Cup Series Brazil Final will be held.
The Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Colts II will feature five experienced Arabian racing horses; Vince Rach on his debut and Obstinado Rach, son of the great champion Atentaddo VE, in his second race. Horses aged 3-year-old and older up to one victory will compete in the prestigious 1,200-metre race on turf that was won by Mentor Rach (*Sarmata x Musa Rach by *Polonez) in the first race on 10th April, 2021.
Brazil is the first country to host the newly created UAE President Cup South America Mondial Series for Purebred Arabian Horses which also covers Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
HE Mr. Ibrahim Salem Alalawi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in the State of São Paulo, said: “The Purebred Arabian Horse Races, which were held at Hippodrome of Cidade Jardim, are sponsored by UAE President Cup Arabian Purebred Classic Series and are organised and supervised by the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association.
On this occasion, I would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs, for his unlimited support for sport in general and equestrian sport in particular, which has had a major impact on the current status and in the future of Arabian horses around the world.
We are proud when we see the flag of the United Arab Emirates flying in the fields of Brazil and also the important sponsors with the success that the Festival has achieved here and in various parts of the world.”
Almir José Ribeiro, Racing Director at Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA) said: “First of all, I want to thank our sponsor UAE President Cup Arabian Purebred Classic Series, from the United Arab Emirates, who believes in the growth of Arabian horse racing in the world, mainly in Brazil and South America, which together with the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA), and the Jockey Club of São Paulo start a new virtuous cycle of growth that will definitely put Brazil on the international roadmap for Arabian horse racing in the world.”
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.
ARABIAN CUP 2021: it is a score ranking created and administered by ABCCA, where all classifications of Arabian Blood Horses will be registered in the most diverse types of equestrian sports (exclusively for mounted horses), within the national territory, with a total prize of R $ 215,000.00 to be distributed during the “Ranking Arabian Cup 2021” among breeders and owners who compete in events mounted with Arabian horses.
Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Colts II is organised by the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association in partnership with the Jockey Club de São Paulo.

The UAE President Cup
Held under the patronage of President HH Sh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the support of HH 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.

1 (1) RG KANSAS (*Zapal x RG Kasja by Cáceres CSM)
Jockey: R. Mendonça Ap2
Trainer: E. Petrochinski
Owner: Stud Horn
Breeder: Claudio Roberto Guimarães Ribas

2 (2) GUNTHER RACH (Eksort Rach x Geneve AJR by Second Chall)
Jockey: V. Souza
Trainer: L. Quintana
Owner: Paulo Jamil Saliba
Breeder: Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.

3 (3) VINCE RACH (AF Ivo x Vauquelin Rach by Memnon Rach)
Jockey: I. Silva Ap2
Trainer: L. Quintana
Owner: Paulo Jamil Saliba
Breeder: Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.

4 (4) RG KEMIR (*Zapal x Campanha CSM by *Eksport)
Jockey: Jeane Alves
Trainer: E. Petrochinski
Owner and Breeder: Claudio Roberto Guimarães

5 (5) OBSTINADO RACH (Atentaddo VE x Obsession Rach by Voltaire Rach)
Jockey: J. Severo
Trainer: L. Quintana
Owner: Agropecuária Ilha da Chapada Ltda.
Breeder: Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.

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

7 (7) FAROUK AJR (Feitizzo Rach x Fascinacion by *Adventure Aladin)
Jockey: J. M. Coutinho Ap4
Trainer: O. S. Pereira
Owner and Breeder: Almir José Ribeiro

Text: Cidinha Franzão. Photos: Porfírio Menezes