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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.

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:


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


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

Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in Fresno, both the Fair and the two Wathba Stallions Cup meetings at Pleasanton and Golden Gate Fields were the only two races of the series for the 2020 Arabian racing season. We thank the sponsor of the Wathba Stallions Cup, Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, for their generous support for California Arabian racing.

2020 Wathba Stallions Cup winners:
18 July, Pleasanton ~ California Sand JS (Burning Sand x Summer Reign CS) ridden by David Martin, trained by Terri Eaton, owned by Nicki Forbes-Robinson and James Schleimer, and leased by PARC Racing Club.

9 August, Golden Gate Fields ~ California Sand JS under jockey David Martin for trainer Terri Eaton, owned by Nicki Forbes-Robinson and James Schleimer. and leased by PARC Racing Club.

We are already putting dates in place for 2021. Thank you for racing with us in California.

More Information : Cory Soltau DVM
Tel 1-925-683-6717

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 2021 races. We have missed you and your wonderful Arabians.
Your Cal-Bred Committee,
Dorothy Burt, Evelyn Call, Cory Soltau

Cal Bred Registration and Claims Information

2021 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


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

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