Great favorite of the race, Holly Pol Rach did not disappoint and won the UAE President’s Cup Award For Fillies Series II, held in 1.100m on dirty for 3-years-old and older up to one victory, organised on Saturday, July 3, at the Hippodrome of Cidade Jardim.
Holly Pol Rach competed with champions Cashmerie AJR (Zachzell x *Cowboys Gal by Wiking), winner of the UAE President Cup Series For Fillies Award on April 10; RG Kodak (Cáceres CSM x Caldas CSM by Pavel Rach), winner of the Grand Prix Wathba Stallions Cup for Fillies on May 1, and Osiris Rach (Eksort Rach x Olympia Rach by *Aicyng AHRA) champion of the Wathba Stallions Cup for Fillies in December 2020.
At the end of the opposite straight, Holly Pol Rach (All Pol Rach x Hinode ELS) in third place competes for first place with Cashmerie AJR in first and Osiris Rach in second, while RG Kodak holds fourth place.
As they enter the final straight, Holly Pol Rach, mounted by F. Larroque, comes in from the outside, attacks Osiris Rach and wins the race with a five-length advantage.
Both Holly Pol Rach and Osiris Rach, ridden by the apprentice jockey I. Silva, are trained by Lucas Quintana and bred by Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.
Trainer Lucas Quintana said: “Holly Pol Rach is an excellent mare who took a while to get in shape. I had four mares in the race today, but she was my favorite to win and is now on the list of future champions. She ran twice on turf and didn’t do very well, but on dirty she showed all her potential and is in shape, even competing with another champion, Osiris Rach. It’s a double happiness to see both of them in first and second place.”
Jockey F. Larroque said: “I must confess that during the week I was a bit wary of riding Holly Pol Rach in this race. So Quintana told me to train her and feel her and if I didn’t want to I could ride another one. She was excellent in training and I felt we could win and I’m very happy with this victory.”
Used to winning, Paulo Saliba, owner of the top two, said: “For us at Rach Stud it is a very important victory because her father, All Pol Rach (*Polonez x *After The Rapture by Aristo Kossak), was the first horse to win in the return of Arabian races in São Paulo. This win has a special meaning as Holly Pol Rach is the second generation of racehorses starting to show results, which means that our breeding is correct and we hope to have more wins.”
Almir José Ribeiro, Racing Director of Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA), said: “I want to thank our sponsors once again, 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, and the passionate Arabian sport horse breeders who believed in the success of Arabian horse racing in Brazil and direct their breeding programs for the sport animals!”
“Holly Pol Rach represents the second generation of Arabian horses that had their parents running and winning in Cidade Jardim and that today made a spectacular race leaving all their adversaries behind and set a new record for this distance.”
“A new star that is consecrated in Cidade Jardim and that will certainly shine much more often. Congratulations to the Saliba Family for believing in the Arabian sport horse and introducing us to another champion. Once again, I thank our sponsors and the ABCCA board.”
The race and awards were attended by HE Mr. Ibrahim Salem Alalawi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in the State of São Paulo.
“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.
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 The UAE President Cup an international success”, said HE Mr. Ibrahim Salem Alalawi.
The UAE President Cup Series For Fillies II Award was the fourth race of the UAE President Cup Arabian Purebred Classic Series – South America Mondial Brazil. In total, there will be eight races until November, when the South America Mondial Brazil Final will take place.
A highlight is Rach Stud Agropecuária, which, since the restart of Arabian races in Brazil in 2013, is the breeder with the largest number of horses in all races and the biggest supporter to this day.
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 Fillies 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 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.
Text: Cidinha Franzão. Photos: Porfírio Menezes
IMG 3582: From Left: Almir José Ribeiro, Racing Director of Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA), Paulo Jamil Saliba, Owner, Ricardo Jamil Saliba and HE Mr. Ibrahim Salem Alalawi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in the State of São Paulo
HOLLY POL RACH (All Pol Rach x Hinode ELS). Jockey F. Larroque. Trainer Lucas Quintana. Owner Agropecuária Ilha da Chapada Ltda. Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária
OSIRIS RACH (Eksort Rach x Olympia Rach by *Aicyng AHRA). Jockey I. Silva Ap1.Trainer Lucas Quintana, Owner Paulo Jamil Saliba. Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária.
RG KODAK (Cáceres CSM x Caldas CSM by Pavel Rach). Jockey R. Mendonça Ap2. Trainer Estanislau Petrochinski. Owner and Breeder Claudio Roberto Ribas.
REVELATION RACH (*Eksport x Rapunzel Rach by Voltaire Rach). Jockey P. Jesus Ap1. Trainer Lucas Quintana. Owner Ricardo Jamil Saliba. Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária
VELÍNIA RACH (Atentaddo VE x Vandella Rach by Aleksander Rach). Jockey O. Pereira Filho. Trainer O. S. Pereira. Owner Roberta Olgiun Pereira (Stud Lumaju). Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária
RIBALTA RACH (Eksort Rach x Rhondda Rach by Gothos Rach). Jockey G. Martins Ap1. Trainer Lucas Quintana. Owner Paulo Jamil Saliba. Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária
HELANCA RACH (Vesper Rach x Heladia Rach by Paradiso Rach). Jockey W. Ariel Ap2. Trainer O. S. Pereira. Owner Rildo Pereira (Stud 1 de Setembro). Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária
POLIANA RACH (Eksort Rach x Patrizia Rach by *Eksport). Jockey L. Henriques. Trainer C. F. Silva. Owner Rafael Barbosa dos Reis. Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária
CASHMERIE AJR (Zachzell x *Cowboys Gal by Wiking). Jockey B. Queiroz (RJ). Trainer O. S. Pereira. Owner and Breeder Almir José Ribeiro.
ORDÁLIA RACH (*HS Titian x Olympia Rach by *Aicyng AHRA). Jockey J. M. Coutinho Ap4. Trainer C. F, Silva. Owner Daniela Franco de Oliveira. Breeder Rach Stud Agropecuária.