Gluck AJR spectacularly won the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club 2022 Grand Prix, in celebration of the 51st anniversary of Qatar’s Independence, at the Cidade Jardim Hippodrome, Jockey Club de São Paulo.
The race, held over 1,300m on turf for females aged 4 and over, had an electrifying finale in which Gluck AJR (Mared Al Sahra x Genna AJR by Voltaire Rach), masterfully led by jockey José Severo, won by a nose of difference over RG Kalifa (Cáceres CSM x Caldas CSM by Pavel Rach) and Osiris Rach (Eksort Rach x Olympia Rach by *Aicyng AHRA), second and third places respectively.
Trained by Oberdan S. Pereira, Gluck AJR takes her third win, having previously won the UAE President Cup Series for Fillies III Award on April 23 and the UAE President Cup Series For Fillies Grand Prix on May 21. A victory that confirms her quality and potential in future races.
Almir José Ribeiro, owner and breeder, said: “It was one of the most exciting races ever held in São Paulo and with a definite finish on arrival. Gluck AJR won with a nose difference in an excellent contest with the other two fillies. This victory shows the degree of competitiveness of our horses and all the progress we have actually achieved in Arabian horse racing in Brazil. In addition to being a victory with a special flavor, as today Qatar celebrates its 51st anniversary of Independence.”
For trainer Oberdan S. Pereira “the race was electrifying. From the start Gluck AJR raced with class and jockey Severo was perfect in driving. She responded well to training and did what she loves most: she won.”“We didn’t have a good start, but we recovered and started the dispute for second place. I waited for the final stretch to react and look for the victory and we won with a nose of difference. I trained with Gluck AJR during the week and as she is a mare I know well I was sure we would win”, declared jockey José Severo