4 June 2018, Sao Paulo, Brazil ~ Zells Zenyatta stayed true to the favorite’s tag in winning the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Grande Premio Wathba Stallions (Group 3) in the Year of Zayed race in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The imported Zells Zenyatta, trained by AGS Correa and owned by Rodrigo Schulze, was given a perfect ride by jockey J Rogerio, as the pre-race favourite stepped up the pace in the final stretch to register a smart win. Marei Rach under V Souza and Heron HVP under M. Ribiero finished second and third respectively.
“I’m happy because Zells Zanyatta broke the distance record. She is a fantastic mare who has won five races from six and we are looking forward to the next challenges,” said Schulze.
Almir José Ribeiro, vice-president of ABCCA and HARC Board of Directors, said, “We thank the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival for their support in organizing this race for Purebred Arabian horses here in Brazil. We also thank the Jockey Club of Sao Paulo for inviting us to stage this race on the Sao Paulo Grand Prix Festival race meeting.”
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carrier, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFHRA, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nissan Middleast Al Massood Automobiles, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Alawal Stud, Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Al Awani General Enterprises, Omeir Travels, Kabale, YAS Channel, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2018, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
Photos courtesy Porfirio Menezes