2016 CARF (California Association of Racing Fairs)
Arabian Racing Schedule

Racetrack Dates Track Website
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton June 16-July 4 alamedacountyfair.com
Cal State Fair, Sacramento July 8- July 24 castatefair.org
Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa July 27-Aug 14 sonomacountyfair.com
Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale August 19-28 humboldtcountyfair.org
 Los Alamitos Race Track  Sept 7-27  losalamitos.com
 Pleasanton Track, Alameda County  Sept 23-Oct 2 alamedacountyfair.com
Fresno County Fair, Fresno Oct 6-16 fresnofair.com
The California Arabian racing season is highlighted by
 

THE $100,000 GRADE 1 HH SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK DARLEY STAKES-
AT SANTA ANITA PARK APRIL 2, 2016.

Celebration in the CHANDELIER ROOM at Santa Anita Park.

THE SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL NAHYAN CUP-
PLEASANTON - JULY 2, 2016, AND AT LOS ALAMITOS - SEPTEMBER 17, 2016.

Wathba Stud Farm Cup: Sacramento- July 16, 2016
Fresno- October 8, 2016

RESULTS - Sand Victor wins 2nd leg of the 2016 Arabian triple jewel

On a warm and sunny July day outside of San Francisco, California, SAND VICTOR, bred and owned by Joe and Betty Gillis, surprised fans with the win over Paddys Day in the second leg of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Arabian Cup (Gr.2) Emerald Jewel under jockey hugo Herrera at the Oak Tree and Pleasanton race track.

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  • Photo: Sand Victor winning the second leg of the 2016 Triple Jewel. Photo copyright Vassar Photography, article reprinted with permissions from horsereporter.com, Pamela Burton

RB Madymoiselle with jockey Manuela Slamanig win the 2016 hh Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship

Nicely placed on the inside, Slamanig urged RB MADYMOISELLE forward in the stretch and the filly responded with a strong run, leaving second place to Dream Pearl under jockey Fatma Al Manji and third place to One Hot Chick under Eve Herresthal.

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  • Photo: RB Madymoiselle winning the HH Sheikha Fatima Ladys World Championship race. article reprinted with permissions from horsereporter.com, Pamela Burton

sheikh mansoor festival - an important sponsor of california arabian racing

The Sheikh Mansoor Festival directed by Lara Sawaya sponsors the Triple Jewel as well as other races with important international status. The Festival is also responsible for the running of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship IFAHR Cup races where all the horses are ridden by amateur lady jockeys from around the world.

INFORMATION FOR OUT OF STATE OWNERS & TRAINERS

Be ready to race in California!

  • To obtain an owners or trainers license:

    Visit the website of the California Horse Racing Board to find application forms or call the CHRB at (916)263-6000

  • WORKMAN'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE

    Workman's comp is mandatory for racing a horse in the state of California. To inquire about workman's compensation insurance visit the link for the State Fund Compensation Insurance

Wathba Stud Farm cups

The Festival also sponsors a series of races called Wathba Stud Farm Cups. The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival is organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) and co-ordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Arabian Horse Society with support from Invest AD, Areej Al Ameerat, La Sirene, the UAE's General Women's Union, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, Wathba Stud Farm and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Emirates Airlines is the official carrier. 2016 dates for California: Sacramento -July 16, 2016
Fresno- October 8, 2016