Jorge Ricardo, world record holder for racing, masterfully led Obstinado Rach to the victory of The Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Colts III, fifth race of the UAE President Cup Arabian Purebred Classic Series – South America Mondial Brazil. And it could not be different.
Affectionately known as Ricardinho, jockey Jorge Ricardo demonstrates all his skill right at the start by taking first place and keeping it until the final, completing the 1,100 meters on dirty with a time of 1:16:484 and 12 ¼ lengths of advantage about the runner-up.
Obstinado Rach is the son of Atentaddo VE, winner of seven races, and Obsession Rach, mother of Orchestra Rach who was elected Horse of The Year 2016.
The battle for second and third places between RG Kemir (*Zapal x Campanha CSM by *Eksport), led by apprentice jockey R. Mendonça, who was advancing from the outside, and Vince Rach (AF Ivo x Vauquelin Rach by Memnon Rach) ridden by apprentice jockey P. Jesus was decided in the last few meters, when Vince Rach slows down and RG Kemir overtakes and takes second place.
“It was actually a fantastic experience and I thank trainer Lucas Quintana for inviting me and telling me I could win, but I didn’t think I would win so easily. We have to encourage all kinds of races in Brazil, whether it’s Thoroughbred or Arab. I hope to return and compete in other races”, said Jorge Ricardo.
Obstinado Rach and Vince Rach trainer Lucas Quintana said: “After finishing second in the three previous races, today I was sure it would be the Obstinado Rach race, mainly being ridden by Jorge Ricardo, who gave us the honor to come from Rio de Janeiro. With these results and today’s victory, our goal is now the Grand Prix, and with Jorge Ricardo.” Who replied: “Absolutely and we will win.”
Breeder Ricardo Saliba said: “We were very happy and proud to have Jorge Ricardo, world record jockey and one of the most famous in the world, run for the first time in an Arabian race and win with Obstinado Rach, our stallion. And for the second weekend in a row another animal Rach wins the Prêmio UAE President Cup Series, this time for Colts. The most important thing for us, as breeders, is that this is the second generation of winners, as he is the first son of Atentaddo VE, a stallion that won seven races and is confirmed as a great breeder and second product of Obsession Rach. What gives us great satisfaction is that we have started to have excellent results from our breeding for Arabian races.”
Once again, HE Ibrahim Salem Alalawi, UAE Consul General in São Paulo, presented us with his presence at the Prêmio UAE President Cup Series For Colts III and brought his entire family to attend the race and the awards.
“On this occasion, I want to thank His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, for his unlimited support for sport in general and Equestrian sport in particular, which has a great impact today and in the future. of Arabian horse racing around the world.”
“We were very proud to see the UAE flag on the fields of Brazil and also with the important sponsors and with the success that the UAE President Cup has been achieving here and in various parts of the world.”
“Finally, I would like to thank HE Faisal Al Rahmani, President of the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing (IFAHR) and director of The UAE President Cup, and also the team for their continued efforts to make this festival a local and international success.” , said HE Mr. Ibrahim Salem Allawi.
“First I want to thank our sponsor 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, today represented by HE Ibrahim Salem Alalawi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in São Paulo, who brought his entire family to attend this race.”
“It is important to emphasize and thank the participation of Jorge Ricardo, world record holder, who today came to Cidade Jardim exclusively to honor our race and brilliantly presented with Obstinado Rach.”
“I want to congratulate the Saliba family, who once again believed in the Arabian sport horse and destined a good part of their best broodmares to the crosses of the horse, which today had a magnificent and undeniable victory by the Obstinado Rach, who is certainly another new champion born in Cidade Jardim to shine not only in Brazil, but in the world.”
“I also want to thank the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA) for their encouragement and support for sporting Arabian horses,” declared Almir José Ribeiro, Racing Director at ABCCA.
With 21 Arabian Horse races in the 2020-2021 calendar, we can say that they are already part of the Brazilian Turf calendar and, for sure, each race will have an even greater success.
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 Colts III is organised by the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association in partnership with the Jockey Club de São Paulo.
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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 UAE Equestrian and Racing 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.
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
RG KEMIR (*Zapal x Campanha CSM by *Eksport)
Jockey R. Mendonça Ap2 – Trainer E. Petrochinski – Owner e Breeder Claudio Guimarães Ribas
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
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
GRACCUS RACH (Veracious Rach x Gracyara HCF by *LD Halston)
Jockey: F. Larroque – Trainer L. Quintana – Owner Ricardo Jamil Saliba – 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
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
Almir José Ribeiro, Racing Director of ABCCA, Khaled Ibrahim Alalawi, Trainer Lucas Quintana, Latifa Ibrahim Alalawi, Jorge Ricardo, Wadima Ibrahim Alalawi and HE Ibrahim Salem Alalawi