AWARDS

The Awards Banquet for 2012 Champions of California was held February 16, 2013

The ARAC Awards dinner is always a great time to spend with friends.

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

The
Cal-Bred Incentives Awards Program

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
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DARLEY AWARDS, HOUSTON

The weekend festivities included an evening at the Sam Houston Race track to watch the two Arabian races which included the first of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup races and the lady jockey race sponsored by HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak with entries from all over the world. The next evening was the awards banquet honoring our country’s finest in Arabian racing. Paul Husband cohosted the banquet.

2011 Darley Award Winners:

3 yr old colt/gelding:
Born To Boogie MC (Haffier El Rimal x Wikings Delyte), Susan/James Meyer

3 yr old filly:
Golden Odessy (Oh By Gosh x Triple Five), Guy Neivens, Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan

4 yr old colt/gelding:
TM Fred Texas (Burning Sand x Queen Kong), Sam Vasquez, Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al-Thani

4 yr old filly:
Sandpiper, (Burning Sand x Novelynn), Bill Waldron

Older horse:
Grilla (Kong x Dixie Darlene), Bill Waldron

Older mare:
TM Super Bird (Burning Sand x Heaven Kan Wait) Teutsch and Hammad

Horse of the Year:
TM Fred Texas, Sam Vasquez, Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al-Thani

Owner:
Sam Vasquez

Breeder:
Todd Moak

Trainer:
Ron Martino

Jockey:
Ricardo Santana




ARAC member Sam Vasquez was awarded the Darley Horse of the Year, top 4 yr old colt/ gelding and owner of the year – a triple crown!
Congratulations Sam.




Attending the Darleys from California were (L-R): Jim Schleimer, Sam Vasquez, Paul Husband, Mei Davis, Jeanne Wasserman (Pleasanton Management), Susan Willis, Joe Willis, and Helen Shelley. Not pictured were Leslie Smith and Denise Gault.Darley photos courtesy of Pamela Burton, HorseReporter.com

Also presented at the Darleys were the first annual awards honoring international women in Arabian racing. These special awards are named The HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards:

Best Breeder: Diane Waldron, USA

Best Owner: Margreet de Ruiter-Floor, The Netherlands

Best Jockey: Azhar Al Wardi, Oman

Best Trainer: Gillian Duffield, UK

Lifetime achievement: Maureen Milburn, Australia

Best Mare: Dixies Valentine, USA



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