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Dono Da Raia Brazil Horse-Of-Year

Friday, 18th August 2006

In South America, 3YO colt & "Brazilian turf stand-out Dono Da Raia, who became the 1st horse in 8 years to capture the Gr1 Grande Premio Sao Paulo (2400m on turf at Hipodromo Cidade Jardim) & Gr1 Grande Premio Brasil (2400m on turf at Hipodromo La Gavea in Rio de Janeiro) in the same season, was selected as Brazil's Horse-Of-The-Year for 2005-06," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Dono Da Raia (Hibernian Rhapsody-Outra Arumba, by Henri Le Balafre) is campaigned by Stud Mictik (property of prominent Brazilian film director Joao Daniel Tikhomiroff & co-owner Michael Perlman) & was also named Best 3YO Colt & Best Stayer. Overall Dono Da Raia (whose dam Outra Arumba won Brazil's 1992 Gr1 Grande Premio Diana) boasts 5 wins from 9 starts & connections are considering a possible tilt at this year's French Gr1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Other Brazilian champions were:

  • 2YO Male: Tudo Azul (by Boatman)
  • 2YO Female: Baby Victory (by Torrential)
  • 3YO Female: Ever Love (by Nedawi)
  • Older Male: Sinistro (by Mensageiro Alado)
  • Older Female: Magic Lamp (by Royal Academy)
  • Sprinter: Omaggio (by Dodge)
  • Miler: Bandido Creto (by Romarin)
  • Dirt Horse: Gary Stevens (by Dark Brown)
  • Sire: Royal Academy (by Nijinsky II)
  • National Sire: Romarin (by Itajara)
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