Grande Prêmio Brasil

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Grande Prêmio Brasil
Grade I race
Location Hipódromo da Gávea
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Inaugurated 1933
Race type Thoroughbred, Flat racing
Race information
Distance 2,400 meters (approximately 1 12 miles; 12 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification 3-year-olds and up
Purse R$897,800

The Grande Prêmio Brasil is the main horse race held at Hipódromo da Gávea, at the city of Rio de Janeiro. It's a left-handed flat race, in the turf track, for thoroughbreds three years-old and up (3yo+). It's also the main race in the Brazilian racing calendar.

History[edit]

The Grande Prêmio Brasil was first held in the first Sunday of August, 1933, and was the materialization of the then newly formed Jockey Club Brasileiro's president Linneo de Paula Machado, in organizating a race which reunites the best racing horses running then in Brazil.

The first Grande Prêmio Brasil, in 1933, was won by the Brazilian-bred Mossoró, foal of the national sire Kitchner, foaled at the Pernambuco state, ridden by Justiniano Mesquita.

Amongst the lure of this race, there are the five horses that won the race twice: the Brazilian-bred Albatroz (1943, 1944), Helíaco (1947, 1948), zenabre (1965, 1966) and VIllach King (1991, 1993); and the Argentine-bred Gualicho (1952, 1953), and the win of Brazilian-bred Narvik in 1959, breaking the world track record for the 3,000 meters (approximately 1 78 miles; 15 furlongs), on the turf surface, a record that is still current at the Gávea racetrack.

Initially ran at the distance of 3,000 meters (approximately 1 78 miles; 15 furlongs), it was shortened to 2,400 meters in 1972, following new internationals standards.

Timeline[edit]

  • 1933 - First edition of the G. P. Brasil.
  • 1959 - World record for distance of 3,000 meters (approximately 1 78 miles; 15 furlongs),  : Narvik.
  • 2014 - The first 3yo winner.- The first Triple Crowned winner . -First edition to participate in the Breeders' Cup Challenge series.

Purse[edit]

2010-2014 : R$897.600 ( total ) ; R$400.000 (winner)

Race Day[edit]

Traditionally ran in the first Sunday of August, its date was changed to June from 2014 on, in order to integrate the race into the calendar of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series, as in 2014 the race began awarding its winner with an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Turf.[1]

Records[edit]

Track records:

  • Em 3000m: 3:02.50 - Narvik (1959)
  • Em 2400m: 2:23.93 - L'Amico Steve (2007)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Villach King (1991, 1993)
  • 2 - Zenabre (1965, 1966)
  • 2 - Gualicho (1952, 1953)
  • 2 - Helíaco (1947, 1948)
  • 2 - Albatroz (1943, 1944)

Most wins by a jockey:

  • 5 - Juvenal Machado da Silva (1979, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1990)
  • 3 - Carlos Lavor (1989, 1991, 1993)
  • 3 - Luiz Rigoni (1954, 1970, 1971)
  • 3 - Dendico Garcia (1964, 1965, 1966)
  • 2 - Altair Domingos (2008, 2013)
  • 2 - Marcelo Almeida (2003, 2005)
  • 2 - Marcello Cardoso (2001, 2002)
  • 2 - Luiz Duarte (1998, 2000)
  • 2 - Jorge Ricardo (1992, 1994)
  • 2 - Albenzio Barroso (1983, 1985)
  • 2 - Edson Ferreira (1977, 1988)
  • 2 - Gonçalino Feijó de Almeida (1976, 1978)
  • 2 - Olavo Rosa (1952, 1953)
  • 2 - Oscar Ulloa (1947, 1948)
  • 2 - Pierre Vaz (1946, 1949)
  • 2 - Irineo Leguisamo (1945, 1961)
  • 2 - Juan Zuniga (1939, 1943)
  • 2 - W. Andrade (1936, 1940)
  • 2 - A. Rosa (1935, 1937)

Most wins by a trainer:

  • 6 - Ernani de Freitas (1939, 1943, 1944, 1947, 1948, 1975)
  • 5 - Dulcino Guignoni (2000, 2001, 2002, 2011, 2014)
  • 3 - Venâncio Nahid (1990, 2005, 2009)
  • 3 - João Luiz Macial (1988, 1992, 1994)
  • 3 - Sabatino D'Amore (1964, 1965, 1966)
  • 2 - Ildefonso C. Souza (1991, 1993)
  • 2 - Alcides Morales (1984, 1987)
  • 2 - Wilson P. Lavor (1977, 1989)
  • 2 - A. J. Giovanetti (1969, 1973)
  • 2 - Manoel Branco (1952, 1953)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 4 - Haras Santa Maria de Araras (1989, 1991, 1993, 2013)
  • 3 - Haras Santa Ana do Rio Grande (1984, 1987, 1992)
  • 3 - Haras São José & Expedictus (1975, 1979, 1985)
  • 3 - Stud Almeida Prado e Assumpção (1952, 1953, 1960)
  • 3 - Stud Linneo de Paula Machado (1944, 1947, 1948)
  • 3 - Antenor Lara Campos (1935, 1937, 1940)
  • 2 - Stud Alvarenga (2001, 2014)
  • 2 - Fazenda Mondesir (1976, 1978)
  • 2 - Theotonio Piza de Lara (1965, 1966)
  • 2 - Haras Faxina (1959, 1983)

Winners since 2005[edit]

  • Unless indicated, all are Brazilian.

[2] [3]

Year Winner Sire/Dam Jockey Trainer Owner Breeder 2nd 3rd Time
2005 VELODROME Booming (FR)
Licena
Marcelo Almeida Venâncio Nahid Haras Dar-El-Salam Haras Dar-El-Salam PESTANITA SINISTRO 2:26.30
2006 DONO DA RAIA Hibernian Rhapsody (IRE)
Outra Arumba
Marcelo Gonçalves Antônio L. Cintra Stud Mictik Haras São Quirino HIS FRIEND NAPERON 2:27.28
2007 L'AMICO STEVE Spend A Buck (USA)
All For Love
Vagner Leal Valter S. Lopes Stud Star Gold Haras Old Friends S.A. TANGO DI GARDEL HIS FRIEND 2:23.93
2008 TOP HAT Royal Academy (USA)
Tavira
Altair Domingos João Macedo Stud JCM Haras São José da Serra QUATRO MARES BIOLOGO 2:25.67
2009 JEUNE-TURC Know Heights (IRE)
Creature Du Ciel (USA)
Marcos Mazini Venâncio Nahid Stud CED Haras Fronteira FLYMETOTHEMOON LIGNONS HERO 2:30.84
2010 MORYBA Hard Buck
Valetza
Dalto Duarte Roberto Solanés Stud Correas Haras São José & Expedictus ANOTHER XHOW TONEMAI 2:25.33
2011 BELO ACTEON Acteon Man
Back For Good
Henderson Fernandes Dulcino Guignoni Stud H&R Aluizio Merlin Ribeiro TOO FRIENDLY JECA 2:26.21
2012 DIDIMO Nedawi (GB)
Qualibet
Ângelo M. Souza Lucas Quintana Stud Ceprano Stud Eternamente Rio UNO SOLO INVICTUS 2:27.15
2013 AEROSOL Public Purse (USA)
Nina Sabella
Altair Domingos Júlio C. Sampaio Haras Santa Maria de Araras Haras Santa Maria de Araras GANESH MOJITO 2:25.94
2014 BAL A BALI Put It Back (USA)
In My Side
Vagner Borges Dulcino Guignoni Stud Alvarenga Haras Santa Maria de Araras MOJITO BEACH BALL 2:27.29

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