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If you plan to race an Arabian, you should join us at ARAC. We are a club made up of long-time and new racers and breeders who love working with this magnificent breed of horse. The benefits of membership include: interaction with other racing enthusiasts, voting privileges, committee participation and eligibility for ARAC Racing Awards Program. One of your greatest resources will be fellow ARAC members.
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2020 Arabian Racing Dates – Stay and race in California!

Latest Update 12 June 2020 – check back for changes.

 In a lengthy TeleConference meeting on 11 June 2020, the California Horse Racing Board  (CHRB) approved the California horse racing dates which include the dates for Arabian racing already confirmed by the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF). The California Fairs will not be running at these venues.

The COVID-19 risk to health has instigated some compromised race dates and venues that will be in play for only the race year 2020.

* 17 June – 14 July.  Racing will open at the Alameda Fair Grounds at Pleasanton.
The Pleasanton barns and track have opened in June.
* 15 July – 28 July. The race dates for Cal Expo at Sacramento will be held at Pleasanton.
*29 July – 11 August. Race dates for Santa Rosa at Golden Gate Fields (GGF).
* Ferndale (Humboldt County) race dates are still being decided.
* 7 October – 20 October. Fresno races will run at Fresno.

For full calendar of Racing dates please check: http://www.chrb.ca.gov/racing_schedule_2020.html

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

The Alameda Health Department announced that all personnel working at the track MUST have a negative COVID 19 test to be allowed entry to the barn area. Obviously those trainers and staff coming from out of state should have this done before arrival. Until further notice all races will be held without spectators. Check the specific race track to make sure of restrictions.

Although each county has different race protocols which may change before and during racing, as of this writing, all approved Fair racing will be held without spectators and only allow access to trainers, jockeys, grooms, and race officials, all of whom will all be required to wear masks. There will be a track photographer that will take Stretch Photos only, no winner’s circle photos at this time.

 2020 California Wathba Stallions Bonanza Stakes

A program designed for the Stars of the Future featuring our 2020 maidens

Please check back as some race dates may change

First Race: 18 July, Cal Expo at Pleasanton, California - Estimated Purse $15,000.00, 5 1/2 furlongs, 3-year-old and up. Eligible paid entries who were Maidens before midnight, 1 May 2020. Non-Starters must have two (2) works in California or have started in California to be eligible. In the event more than 12 horses enter, the highest money earners in 2020 will be given preference.

Second Race: 8 August, Santa Rosa at Golden Gate Fields, California - Estimated Purse $15,000.00, 6 furlongs, 3-year-old and up. Eligible paid entries who were Maidens before midnight, 1 May 2020. Non-Starters must have two (2) works in California or have started in California to be eligible. In the event that more than 12 horses enter, the highest money earners in 2020 will be given preference.

Final Race: 17 October, Fresno, California - Estimated Purse $20,000.00, 6 furlongs Allowance Race: Horses 3 years and up. Eligible paid entries who were Maidens before midnight, 1 May 2020.

For every race won in 2020, horses to carry an extra 3 lbs with a limit of 135 lbs.
Starter Preference will be given to highest money earners in 2020.
Nomination Entry fees will be added to the Final Race with an estimated Purse of $20,000.00
In the event that entries allow, a Filly Division may be offered.

      FINAL BERTH ENTRY FEE DUE 1 JUNE. NO LATE NOMINATIONS OR SUPPLEMENT ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED
      Open to 3 year olds and upward who are Maidens as of  1 May 2020

* First Installment for one Berth - Entry Fee $100.00 due on or before 1 April 2020. Horse does not have to be named at this time.
* Second Installment - Entry Fee $150.00 due on or before 1 May 2020. Horse does not have to be named at this time.
*Third and Final Berth Installment- Entry Fee $200.00 due on or before 1 June 2020. Horse must be named at this time.

Condition Book: http://www.calfairs.com

More Information : Cory Soltau DVM
Email: bvarabians@aol.com
Tel 1-925-683-6717

NOMINATION BOOKING (download PDF)
Nomination copy

2020 Arabian Racing

We are hoping to be racing this summer at Grants Pass Downs, Oregon. We will bring you updated news as it happens

We Are Dedicated To Arabian Racing in California

IMPORTANT UPDATE
 - THE 2020 RACING INCENTIVE SUPPLEMENT

To all ARAC members:

Beginning in 2017, a Supplement Racing Fund was created to be used to offset the expense of the mandatory Insurance required to race in California. From this Supplement Fund, the 5th, 6th and 7th placing horses will receive $250.00 in ARAC races during the 2020 racing season.

The $10,000 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 throughout the entire 2020 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 Chairman
bvarabians@aol.com

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