2017 CARF (California Association of Racing Fairs)
Arabian Racing Schedule

Location / Racetrack Code Dates Contact Number
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton / PLN June 11 - July 11 510-846-2881
State Fair Cal Expo, Sacramento / SAC July 12 - August 1 916-263-6000
Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa / SR August 2 - 22 707-545-4200
Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale / FRN August 23 - September 5 707-786-9511
 Los Alamitos Race Track, LA County / LA  September 6 - 26 714-820-2800
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton / PLN  September 20 - October 3 510-846-2881
Big Fresno Fair, Fresno / October 4 - 17
 

upcoming CALIFORNIA ARABIAN RACING HIGHLIGHTS

JULY 8TH, 2017 - AT PLEASANTON, ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIR
HH SHEIKHA FATIMA BINT MUBARAK LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP
AND
THE THIRD JEWEL OF THE TRIPLE CROWN

WATHBA STUD FARM CUP: Sacramento- July 2017, Fresno- October 2017


Important Announcement
The New Supplement Racing Incentive

To all ARAC members:

Starting in 2017 a Supplement Racing Fund has been created which will be used to offset the expense of the manditory Insurance required to race in California. From this Supplement Fund, the 5th,6th and 7th placing horses will receive $400.00 in ARAC races during the 2017 Racing Season.

The $30,000 fund is finite and will be used until the Fund is totally depleted. We hope to add more money to this Supplement Fund during the summer through donations and sponsors to support these horses thoughout the entire 2017 racing season.

It is our hope that by offsetting the expenses of racing in California, Arabian owners will appreciate the opportunity of racing without the financial burdens of past years.

Several owners, racing related businesses and other Arabian Racing enthusiasts have offered financial contributions to the Supplement Fund to guarantee the continued health of racing in California. Please consider joining them and help see California Arabian Racing grow.

For more information contact:
Cory Soltau DVM , ARAC Secretary
email: bvarabians@aol.com

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.

Read full story about this race and other California Arabian Stakes:

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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