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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.

California Wathba Stallions Cup at Colorado 2022

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NEW in ’22

Due to the continued worries of COVID, and the logistics of transporting horses from track to track, California and Colorado have decided it is in the best interest of all concerned to take the California Wathba Cup races to the Arapahoe Race track in Aurora, Colorado for 2022.

Arapahoe Race Track Dates for 2022 California Wathba Stallions Cup at Colorado

Sunday, 31 July – 5 furlongs – WINNER – Dreamm (No Risk Al Maury x Dream Pearl by Burning Sand)
Sunday, 21 August – 5 ½ furlongs – WINNER – RS Risk Taker (No Risk Al Maury x Montana Babe) 
Sunday, 11 September – 6 furlongs – WINNER – RS Risk Taker (No Risk Al Maury x Montana Babe)

15 June – First Entry Fee of $100 due on or before 15 June *horse does not have to be named.
1 July – Second Entry Installment of $150 to be paid on or before 1 July
*horse does not have to be named.
15 July- Third and Final Entry of $200 to be paid on or before 15 July. *horse must be named at this time.

ARAC will not host races in 2022 at the California Fairs. Instead, Arabians will join the racing at Arapahoe Park from Sunday, 3 July, through Tuesday, 4 October 2022.

In 2022 ARAC will welcome the return of the
HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Racing Festival

Three Chances to Win Estimated $50,000

15 June- First Berth – Entry Fee of $100 on or before 15 June
*horse does not have to be named.

1 July – Second Fee – of $150 to be paid on or before 1 July
*horse  does not have to be named.

15 July – Third and Final Entry  – $200 to be paid on or before 15 July
*horse must be named at this time.


*In the event that entries allow, a filly division may be offered.
*For 3 year olds and upward that are Maidens as of 1 June 2022.
*No late nominations or supplements will be accepted.
*Preference to highest money earners after 15 July 2022, when the horses will be named.

Dr. Cory Soltau, ARAC President, said:   ” We want to thank the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival for continuing with the Wathba Stallion Cup series that has helped support our California Arabian races for so many seasons.”

The Festival, begun in 2009, has been a steady sponsor of California Arabian racing since 2011.The California Wathba Stallions Cup races are run by nomination to entries that are maidens as of 1 May 2022.

For entry fee or other details,  please contact: 
ARAC  President, Dr. Cory Soltau: 
Tel: 1-925-683-7617
ARAC C0-Chair: Terri Eaton:
Tel: 1-209-631-2031
2022 Wathba Stallions Nominations by 1 June

Look For Change In Racing Foal Registration

Soon to be online – New Registration Procedure for foals intended to race:  The Registry has issued a new registration procedure and Registration & Racing Application  form, effective 03/22, for foals 0 to 6 months of age intended to race. The DNA testing & microchip would be done as part of this original registration process, and eliminate having to repeat and pay added fees later to exchange regular registration for racing papers.

Don’t leave money on the table – Register your horses and take advantage of Cal-Bred racing money.

Anyone who is breeding Arabians in California, especially for endurance or other athletic activities, should consider racing their Cal-Bred eligible foals. Also, though out-of-state stallions are not eligible for the program, their California conceived and foaled off-spring can be eligible. Stallions that are Cal-Bred Sire registered can use that information in their advertising as long as the stallion continues to be eligible.

We hope to see you all at the 2022 races. 
Your Cal-Bred Committee,
Dorothy Burt, Evelyn Call, Cory Soltau

Cal Bred Registration and Claims Information

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We Are Dedicated To Arabian Racing in California

IMPORTANT UPDATE to the Racing Insurance Supplement –

We are not racing in California in 2022, so this supplement will not be in effect in 2022.

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

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