Text: Cidinha Franzão. Photos: Porfírio Menezes
Gwan AJR did an impressive race for trainer O. S. Pereira, who also won second and third places, at the UAE President Cup Series for Fillies Award over five furlongs, on Saturday 31st July, at Cidade Jardim Racecourse.
The daughter of All Pol Rach (winner of races in 2014), with two weeks of training in Cidade Jardim, was very well led by A. Mesquita to win end to end with seven lengths ahead of Velínia Rach and Helanca Rach, also trained by O. S. Pereira.
As Gwan AJR (All Pol Rach v Greece AJR by Second Chall) held the lead, the fight for second and third places was exciting between Velínia Rach (Atentaddo VE v Vandella Rach by Aleksander Rach) ridden by O. Pereira Filho, Helanca Rach (Vesper Rach vs. Heladia Rach by Paradiso Rach) ridden by Jeane Alves and Blueks Rach (Eksort Rach vs. Blue Night Rach by *Almir SWSB) ridden by Rudinick Viana. However, Alves’ experience led Helanca Rach to secure third place with less than a half-length advantage.
Trainer Pereira said: “Gwan AJR came already trained and prepared and our job was to teach the route and how to start. We did some training and she showed that she had the potential to do an excellent race and won from end to end.”
“Gwan AJR is an excellent mare that already in the first race showed that she has everything to be a great champion”, declared the jockey Mesquita.
“It is important to point out that Gwan AJR is the daughter of All Pol Rach, winner in Cidade Jardim, and Greece AJR, dam for racing animals. It is the first generation of winners producing champions. Congratulations to the Saliba family for All Pol Rach who already have two champion daughters: Holly Pol Rach and Gwan AJR. What is most important in this race: we had eight fillies from seven different owners”, said Almir Ribeiro, breeder of Gwan AJR.
Paulo Saliba, from Rach Stud Agropecuária, pointed out that: “Velínia Rach, in second place, is the daughter of Atentaddo VE, great champion of Arabian races in Brazil. In other words; horses that won five years ago now have their sons and daughters running and winning and with good racing times. This is very important because it is the Brazilian horse breeding program for races of a team that started eight years ago and is working well.”
“I want once again to thank our sponsors HH Sh Mansoor 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, to the board of the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA) and to the passionate Arabian sport horse breeders who believed in the success of races in Brazil and direct their breeding programs to sport animals.”
“This Saturday we had another great race with the participation of eight fillies that arrived in Cidade Jardim in the last two months and will surely bring much joy to their owners and breeders.” Declared Almir José Ribeiro, ABCCA’s Racing Director.
In addition to prizes during races, all horses participating in the 2021 Calendar of Races also compete in the 2021 Arabian Cup Race category.
UAE President Cup Series for Fillies Award is organised by Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association in partnership with Jockey Club de São Paulo.
Gwan AJR (All Pol Rach x Greece AJR by Second Chall)Jockey: A. Mesquita – Treinador: O. S. Pereira – Proprietário – Roberto Jonas Simões – Criador: Almir José Ribeiro.
Velínia Rach (Atentaddo VE x Vandella Rach by Aleksander Rach)Jockey: O. Pereira Filho – Treinador: O. S. Pereira – Proprietário: Stud Lumaju – Criador: Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.
Helanca Rach (Vesper Rach x Heladia Rach by Paradiso Rach)Jockey: Jeane Alves – Treinador: O. S. Pereira – Proprietário: Stud 14 de Setembro – Criador: Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.
Blueks Rach (Eksort Rach x Blue Night Rach by *Almir SWSB)Jockey: Rudinick Viana – Treinador: M. André – Proprietário: Orlando Mirabelli Junior – Criador: Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.
Ribalta Rach (Eksort Rach e Rhondda Rach by Gothos Rach)Jockey: I. Silva Ap1 – Treinador: L. Quintana – Proprietário: Paulo Jamil Saliba – Criador: Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.
Poliana Rach (Eksort Rach X Patrizia Rach by *Eksport) Jockey: L. Henriques – Treinador C. F. Silva – Proprietário: Rafael Barbosa dos Reis – Criador: Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.
Osanna Rach (Atentaddo VE x Oubliette Rach by Vesper Rach)Jockey: C. Llopart Ap4 – Treinador: C. F. Silva – Proprietário: Rogério Ferreira dos Santos – Criador: Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.
Ordália Rach (*HS Titian x Olympia Rach by *Aicyng AHRA)Jockey: J. M. Coutinho Ap4 – Treinador: C. F. Silva – Criador: Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.