CALIFORNIA ARABIAN RACING AWARDS

 

From the state of California, extra cash awards for owners, breeders and sire owners

The
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  2014 California Awards Winners
 

The Arabian Racing Association of California held their annual Awards Banquet honoring the top horses, trainers, owners, and jockey for 2014 at Harris Ranch in Coalinga, California.  It’s one of the few times during the year that members have an opportunity to meet in a casual environment away from the track.

New ARAC member, Hillorie Bachmann, graciously offered to talk at the banquet about how she is working with many ARAC members in placing retired flat track horses.  She is an accomplished endurance rider having won the Texas as both rider and owner.  She tries to match the endurance rider to the horse and its personality.  Hillorie also rescues, places, or buys over 1,000 horses each year.  She gave us some interesting information and then assisted with presenting the awards.  Thank you, Hillorie!  

ARAC was also honored to host Hugo and Carmen Herrera as guests for the evening.  Hugo was honored as jockey of the year.

Congratulations to all the 2014 winners – Warren Shelley, Sam Vasquez, Helen Shelley, Jim Schleimer and Hugo Herrera! The awards this year were a handsome leather halter and a beautiful blanket depicting 10 or 12 galloping race horses.  

2014 Champions of California (check back for full listing)

3 YEAR OLD COLT/GELDING

3 YEAR OLD FILLY

4 YEAR OLD COLT/GELDING

4 YEAR OLD FILLY

OLDER HORSE/ GELDING

OLDER MARE

CAL BRED HORSE

JOCKEY OF THE YEAR

BREEDER

TRAINER OWNER

 

Warren Shelley and Hillorie Bachman

Sam Vasquez and Hillorie Bachman

Hellen Shelley and Hillorie Bachman

Hugo and Carmen Herrera, Hillorie Bachmann

 

2013 California Awards Winners
 

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; and Darley nominated and California Older Horse of the Year, Ayers, owned and trained by Helen Shelley. See below for a list of all the award winners.

Earlier in the day, the ARAC Board unanimously elected Leslie Smith to serve out the term of Director, Paul Husband who regrettably submitted his resignation. The Board also was unanimous agreement that Mei Davis would serve this year as the Breed Representative for ARAC during the racing season. Congratulations to both.

Full List of ARAC End of the Year Award for 2013 Winners:

2013 Champions of California

3 YEAR OLD COLT/GELDING
MY Kaliber
Elisabeth Borg, owner

3 YEAR OLD FILLY
Reign Supreme CS
J. Schleimer/ N. Forbes-Robinson, owners

4 YEAR OLD COLT/GELDING
Hitdamark
Joan Richter, owner

4 YEAR OLD FILLY
Vaz Djets On
Katherine Barbeau, owner

OLDER HORSE/ GELDING
Ayers
Helen Shelley, owner

OLDER MARE
One Hot Chick
Warren Shelley, owner

CAL BRED HORSE
Limitless
Warren Shelley, owner

JOCKEY OF THE YEAR
Barrington Harvey

BREEDER
Sam Vasquez

TRAINER
Helen Shelley

OWNER
Warren Shelley

 

   
       
 
 
 

 

 

  2012 California Awards Winners and Photos

2012 Champions of California

3 YEAR OLD COLT/GELDING
Lacy Vaz - Sam Vasquez 1st
Hitdamark - Joan Richter 2nd

3 YEAR OLD FILLY
Vaz Djets On - Katherine Barbeau 1st
no others in category


4 YEAR OLD COLT/GELDING
By Golly Its Hot - Susan Willis (L) 1st
Burnin Rubber - Warren Shelley 2nd

4 YEAR OLD FILLY
Hy Hopes JPL - Diana Skinner 1st
no others in category

OLDER HORSE/ GELDING
Golly Bret - Sam Vasquez 1st
Ordination - Katherine Barbeau 2nd

OLDER MARE
One Hot Chick - Warren Shelley 1st
Indigena - Helen Shelley 2nd

SPRINTER
Golly Bret - Sam Vasquez 1st
LA Jest A Flash - Wayne and Cynthia Lipe 2nd

CLAIMING
Cruising By - George Speckman 1st
Jucy Pickins - John Degenfelder 2nd

CAL BRED HORSE
LA Jest A Flash - Wayne and Cynthia Lipe 1st
One Hot Chick - Warren Shelley 2nd

JOCKEY OF THE YEAR
Barrington Harvey 1st
Juan Sanchez 2nd

BREEDER
Sam Vasquez 1st
Helen Shelley 2nd

TRAINER
Helen Shelley
only qualifier as they must be a member of ARAC

OWNER
Helen Shelley 1st
Sam Vasquez 2nd

Dwight and Cindy Scharli

California 2013 Award Banquet Photos

(click to enlarge)

John, Joy, Jim



Sam Vasquez

NFR, Evelyn, Dorothy


Helen Shelley


Sam Vasquez


Susan and Joe Willis


Susan Willis

Warren Shelly

2011 California Awards Winners and Photos
4-Yr Old Filly of the Year
Champion - Effie Estes
Reserve – One Hot Chick

4 –Yr Old Colt/Gelding of the Year
Champion – French Beat
Reserve – Stars the Limite

Older Mare of the Year
Champion – PJ Miss Zuby
Reserve – Anvirlik
Older Horse/Gelding of the Year
Champion - So Big is Better
Reserve – Ordination

Sprinter of the Year
Champion – French Beat
Reserve – Qjuick Sand PW

Claiming Horse of the Year
Champion – Cruising By
Reserve – Velite Star
Trainer of the Year
Helen Shelley

Jockey of the Year
Champion – Chris Russell
Reserve – Hugo Herrera

Owner of the Year
Warren Shelley

Breeder of the Year
Betty Jo Richards
Our Sponsors
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 2011, Wathba Stud Farm and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Emirates Airlines is the official carrier.


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