2021 Arabian Racing Dates – Stay and race in California!
Latest Update 15 December 2020.
We hope to see you in 2021!
The California Horse Racing Board completed the allocation of 2021 racing dates by approving the calendar for Northern California.
For full calendar of Racing dates please check: http://www.chrb.ca.gov/racing_schedule_2021.html
FAIR MEETINGS 2021
The tentative dates for California Arabian Racing have been confirmed by the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF) and must be fully approved by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB).
1 June – the Pleasanton race track will open on l June.
26 June – 26 July racing at Pleasanton, followed by one week off.
7-16 August – racing will resume.
Locations to be determined at the upcoming CHRB meeting.
Three possibilities include:
Sonoma County Fair at Santa Rosa
Sonoma County Fair at Golden Gate FieIds
Sonoma County Fair at Pleasanton
Followed by Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale
Followed by Fresno.
Plans for a meet at Grants Pass, Oregon, after the Fresno meet are still in the working stage.
Dates are subject to State Regulations and Requirements for safety due to the Global COVID-19 Pandemic, and all safety precautions and protocoIs will be in place.
“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, ARAC Chairman
For ongoing updates contact Cory Soltau at email@example.com
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.