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The Arabian Racing Association of California


Stay and Race in California

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.

2022 Arabian Racing Dates – Stay and race in California!

Latest Update 1 January 2022

We hope to see you in 2022!


Dates are subject to change.
Pleasanton will be opening their stables on 1 June 2022. 

Alameda Fair at Pleasanton 06/15/22 – 07/12/22
LA County Fair at Los Alamitos 06/22/22 – 07/12/22
Calif State, Cal Expo 07/13/22 – 08/02/22
Sonoma Fair at Santa Rosa 08/03/22 – 08/216/22
Humboldt Fair, Ferndale 08/27/22 – 08/30/22
Big Fresno Fair at Fresno 10/05/22 – 10/18/22

Fair Notes:

Alameda County Fair: The 2021 fair drew more than 100,000 guests in nine days. All COVID protocols will be announced before Fair Dates.

“Thank you for your patience and perseverance during these difficult times. By working together we can have a successful year doing what we all  passionateIy enjoy, Arabian Horse Racing. Keep training and stay safe.’’
Cory Soltau.

For ongoing updates contact Cory Soltau at

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 each specific race track to make sure of restrictions.

ARAC Hopes to Continue the Trainer Insurance Subsidy for the 2022 Racing Season

To encourage our Out-Of State Arabian Trainers to race in California, ARAC  subsidized the required Worker's Compensation Insurance Deposit for qualified trainers.

Please contact Cory Soltau to see if your are eligible for this Insurance assistance.

More Information:
Cory Soltau DVM
Tel 1-925-683-7617

Terri Eaton

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.

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

Race Dates  

9 July, Pleasanton, California
13 August, Santa Rosa, California
15 October, Fresno, California

Race Dates and venues subject to change.


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

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

1 June - Second Installment - Fee of $150 to be paid on or before 1 June
*horse  does not have to be named.

15 June - Third and Final Berth Installment - $200 to be paid on or before 15 June
*horse must be named at this time.

Condition Book:


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 more information please contact: 
ARAC  President, Dr. Cory Soltau: 
Tel: 1-925-683-7617
ARAC C0-Chair: Terri Eaton:
Tel: 1-209-631-2031
Wathba Stallions Cup Nomination Forms

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

The Arabian Racing Association of California Supports
the Ukrainian Equestrian Federation

Special account and hotline opened to support Ukraine´s equestrian community and raise funds for Ukraine´s defenders

UEF Charity Foundation: The Charity Foundation is registered in Belgium and its mission is to help the Ukrainian equestrian community during the crisis. The Foundation works closely with the FEI and national equestrian federations. For all the latest information and activities visit Ukraine Save the Horses

We Are Dedicated To Arabian Racing in California


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

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