Velínia Rach and her half-brother Veneraddo Rach, both sons of the great champion Atentaddo VE (2013, 2014 and 2015), win first and second places at Grande Prêmio UAE President Cup Series for Maiden Horses III, at Cidade Jardim Racecourse and organized by the Brazilian Arabian Horse Breeders Association (ABCCA).
“We are very happy that the top five are our breeding horses, but the most important thing is the fact that Stud Rio Iguassu, one of the most important breeders and owners of Thoroughbred horses, debuted with victory and joined the Arabian races. And the second and third places also have a new owner.
“As breeders, we are very happy that the first two places are sons of Atentaddo VE, just as we had sons of All Pol Rach race winners, which shows that racehorse genetics is being created in Brazil. In addition to the fact that Velínia Rach is the third Vandella Rach product to win and these consistencies ensure future Arabian race horse owners that they will have animals with proven genetics”, declared Ricardo Jamil Saliba of Rach Stud Agropecuária Ltda.
Almir José Ribeiro, ABCCA Racing Director, said. “This race was very important because a traditional breeder and owner of Thoroughbred horses won his first Arabian race, and this motivates him to continue along with other owners and breeders. I would like to emphasize that we had 12 Arabian horses, colts and fillies, looking for the first victory of 10 different owners, which demonstrates greater interest in Arabian horse racing at each new race.”
Ribeiro continued: “Our special thanks to HH Sh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice 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, for idealization, support and sponsorship of the UAE President Cup Arabian Purebred Classic Series – South America Mondial Brazil, because at each new race of Arabian Horses of Brazil we have the adhesion of new owners and with victories and it is an incentive for other owners and breeders to migrate to the Arab races, giving greater visibility in the Brazilian and world scenario.”