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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.

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.

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.


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

Terri Eaton

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



10 July 2021 - Pleasanton ~ While the heat index in the area hovered at 107 F degrees, AA Rich Whiskey under Cristobal Herrera was all business.  The five-year-old mare stalked leader Pockit Rockit around the first turn until catching fire on the way home as RB Hashtag challenged the lead but did not have quite enough room at the end.  AA Rich Whiskey is by TH Richie x Salsa Dancer CS by Line Dancer and is owned and trained by Howard Rubin. RB Hashtag under Pedro Terrero came second running ahead of AA Pockit Rockit finishing third.The win time was 1:13:93 for the 5 1/2 Furlongs on the dirt.

AA Rich Whiskey, 7-10-21

13 August 2021 - GGF ~ The Wathba Stallions Cup at Golden Gate Fields (Sonoma Fair Racing) brought a second win in the series by AA Rich Whiskey (TH Richie x Salsa Dancer CS) under Kevin Orozco for owner/trainer Howard Rubin.  RB Hashtag sprang strongly from the gate and was only bested by the mare AA Rich Whiskey at the 1/8 pole, leaving the filly Dreamm with third. The five-year-old now has a career record of 15 (2-2-3). Win Time:1:13:33.

16 October – The third and final race of the series was held in Fresno on 16 October and cemented a very good first season for RB Hashtag (Nashwan Al Khalidiah x Hesster) ridden by Pedro Terrero. This was the three-year-old colt’s second win from five starts in 2021 with trainer Terri Eaton and his first win at the Wathba Stallions Cup. RB Hashtag is owned by Michael Gomez.

RB Hashtag set the pace early on and had a clear lead through the stretch winning handily although the filly Dreamm kept up a good charge until just before the end. Naughty Greylinda came third. The winning time for the 5 ½ F was 1:12: 38.

Cory Soltau General Manager of ARAC 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 2021.

For more information please contact: 
ARAC President: Terri Eaton, email: 
ARAC General Manager: Cory Soltau:
Cal Bred Registration and Claims Information

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

2021 Arabian Racing

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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