The Arabian Racing Association of California, is a non-profit corporation promoting first class Arabian racing in our state. ARAC needs your support to continue Arabian racing in California - click here for a Membership Form.

Any Arabian horse that runs in California and dues paying owners, trainers, and breeders are eligible to participate in the ARAC End of the Year Awards. However only paying ARAC members have full voting privileges. Year end awards are based on a point system approved by ARAC. This website will keep you up-to-date with California racing information as well as information that affects the racing industry as a whole.

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The Arabian Racing Association of California held their annual Awards Banquet for 2013 in conjunction with the yearly General Membership Meeting on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Harris Ranch near Fresno, California. Thirty people were in attendance including Jeanne Wasserman, Manager of Racing Operations at Alameda County Fairgrounds, and Richard Conway, Manager of The Humboldt County Fair at Ferndale. During the banquet, Jeanne was given a much deserved award of appreciation for all she has done to help ARC, especially with the Sheikh Mansoor Global Festival. Also receiving a special award for her many years of working with the Arabians was Delores Collins, Clerk of the Course at the California Authority of Racing Fairs.

Congratulations to all our 2013 winners especially Darley nominated and California 3 year old Filly of the Year , Reign Supreme CS, owned by Jim Schleimer and Nicki Forbes-Robinson. Darley nominated and California 3 year old Colt/Gelding of the Year, MY Kaliber, owned by Elisabeth Borg and trained by her husband, Abel Borg. Darley nominated and California Older Horse of the Year, Ayers, owned and trained by Helen Shelley. See our Awards page for a list of all the winners.

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Increase of prize money.

In Oman on the 15th of Jan during the press conference at Holiday Inn, Lara Sawaya announced under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan that the prize money of 2014 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship IFAHR will be 30000 euros, and the 2014 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup will be 35000 euros. Wathba Stud Farm Cup prize money remains the same. Sawaya also announced the Apprentice race will pay 20000 euros. Prize money has been converted to dollars for races in the USA.

Please see below for race purse amounts and dates of the races.

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup - Gr. 2

Pleasanton, July 5, 2014

$47,000 USD

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship

Pleasanton, July 5, 2014

$40,000 USD

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship IFAHR

Sacramento, July 19, 2014
$27,000 USD

Wathba Stud Farm Cup Series

Each race $5000 USD Added

August 16, 2014
September 20, 2014
October 4, 2014


The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival is organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) and co-ordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Arabian Horse Society with support from Invest AD, Areej Al Ameerat, La Sirene, the UAE's General Women's Union, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, Wathba Stud Farm and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Emirates Airlines is the official carrier.

2014 CARF (California Association of Racing Fairs) Arabian Racing Schedule

Alameda County
6/19/14 - 7/6/14

State Fair
(Cal Expo)
7/10/14 - 7/20/14

Humboldt County
8/13/14 - 8/24/14

San Joaquin County
9/19/14 - 9/ 23/14

Fresno County
10/1/14 - 10/13/14



2014 Independent Race Meets

Sonoma County Fair
(Santa Rosa)
7/21/14 - 8/10/14

Los Angeles County Fair
9/4/14 - 9/23/14

ARAC represents Arabian Horses and Arabian Racing at the Horse Expo Fairplex, Pomona, CA

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