On 10 March 2019, Nevour Say Never won the Carrera Arabe Copa Anca Chile, on Chile’s most important race day staged at the Club Hipico (Blanco Encalada Street in Santiago).
Nevour Say Never emphatically won this prestigious 1000m race, seeming to pick up speed as she hurtled away from the field in the stretch. This was her second race in Chile trained by Sebastian Andres Silva Santibanez under jockey Roberto Perez Sepulveda for owners Carlos Andres and Maxi Letelier Sivori.
“In today’s race on the 10th of March, she won easily,” said owner Carlos Letelier Sivori. “The jockey told us that he never had to push her and once they entered the final straight 400m, she just took off and left everybody behind.”
“She had to go through quite the journey to get here with almost two months of quarantine, but she is now happily racing.” he continued. “Today’s race was her second race here. In the first race, she came in second, after being held back by the jockey since it was just for her to get accustomed to the track again.”
This international bound 5-year-old chestnut mare was bred in Texas, trained and raced successfully in California in 2018, winning 2 out of 4 starts for trainer Terri Eaton, before heading to Chile to begin her next race career.
Sivori found Nevour Say Never (Nivour de Cardonne x Colors Up by Bengali D’Albret) at Mandolynn Hill Farm in Texas, USA, where he said the mare caught his interest, not only showing great potential as a racehorse but also as a future Endurance horse for his Chilean breeding farm, Haras El Molino. The mare is by the Shadwell Stallion, Nivour de Cardonne, that stood at stud at Mandolynn Hill Farm until his death in 2015. The mare was bred by Mohammad A El Said.
Letelier Sivori is grateful to Shadwell for the implementation of Arabian flat racing in Chile and their years of dedication and racing support.
~ Pamela Burton