Arabian Racing Association of California
California state law to promote agricultural business, as well as horse racing, within the state, provides the Cal-Bred Incentive Premium Awards program. The purpose of the program is to add an incentive to breed and race Arabian horses in California. Each time a registered Cal-Bred runs first or second in a race within the state, the horse earns cash awards for its owner, its breeder and its sire’s owners. The Arabian Racing Association of California (ARAC) is the official administrator of the Cal-Bred Awards program. The cash awards are generated by the money wagered on the Arabian races run in the state and are distributed on a yearly basis.
WHO IS CAL-BRED ELIGIBLE?
A purebred Arabian horse registered with the Arabian Horse Association foaled in California after being conceived in California by a stallion standing in California; or a purebred Arabian foal conceived outside of California, in 1986 or after, but is dropped by the mare in California if the said mare remains in California to be bred next to an Arabian stallion standing in California. If said mare cannot be bred for two (2) successive, but remains in California during that period of time, her foal shall be considered Cal-Bred eligible.
The person/persons listed, as “breeder” of record by the Arabian Horse Association shall receive a sum based upon the prorated share of first and second place earnings from 55% of the award’s fund.
The CHRB licensed persons (owner or lessee) listed in the official racing program at the time of the race shall receive a sum based upon the prorated share of first and second place earnings from 20% of the award’s fund.
The stallion owner on December 31st of each racing year, as recorded with the Arabian Horse Association, shall receive a sum based upon the prorated share from 15% of the award’s fund for all get which placed first or second in one or more races run in California. For a stallion to qualify as a Cal-Bred sire, the stallion must have stood in California during the year his Ca -Bred progeny raced and remain in the state the entire calendar year.
Ten percent of the award fund shall be used to promote the Cal-Bred program and Arabian racing in California. Any amount not used shall be returned to the fund.
Registration completed On or before December 31 of the foaling year ………$25.00(Member) $50.00(Non-member)
On or before December 31 of their two year old year .$50.00(Member) $75.00(Non-member)
On or after January 1 of their three year old year ……$75.00(Member)$100.00(Non-member)
For a horse to be considered Cal-Bred the registration process must be completed 48 hours before time of entry. The applicant is responsible to notify the Administrator of any changes in application information. The Cal-Bred program may be changed at any time by legislation or the ARAC Board of Directors.
Colorado Owners/Breeders of Racing Arabians
Colorado Owners and Breeders of Racing Arabians (COBRA) is a non-profit organization representing Arabian horse racing in Colorado and New Mexico. COBRA represents Arabian racing interests in pertinent Legislative issues, and in matters with the Colorado Horse Racing Association and Arapahoe Park management.
COBRA initiates and manages the annual Stakes program, and organizes the Arabian races offered throughout the meet. We provide information, support and breed representation for trainers and owners during the Arapahoe Park race meet.
COBRA publicizes the Colorado race program and activities in national Arabian-focused magazines, as well as in the periodic COBRA newsletter. COBRA works diligently on behalf of its members and is dedicated to the development and promotion of the Arabian race horse.
In addition, COBRA administers the Colorado Bred Program for Arabian race horses. This program offers many benefits to its participants, including eligibility for annual cash awards. Colorado Bred money is paid in addition to any purse money won, often effectively doubling a runner’s earnings!
In the most recent three years, Arabians have earned the following amounts from the Owners/Breeders Awards Fund distributed by the Colorado State Division of Racing Events:
2005 = $20,279
2006 = $28,726
2007 = $23,898
For each qualifying horse, COBRA awards 60% to the owner of the runner, 20% to the sire owner, and 20% to the mare owner. To be eligible as a lifetime Colorado Bred runner, a foal must be born in Colorado and entered into the program with one time nomination fee of $20.00. If you have questions or are interested in more information about the Colorado Bred Program, or if you would like to enroll or receive a copy of the complete Program guidelines, please contact the Colorado Breed Registrar, Valerie Lynn, by email to [email protected], by phone at (720) 635-8363, or by leaving a message at 1-877-894-1727.
Additionally, the Colorado Arabian Breeders Alliance has been created to preserve the Arabian breed standard, improve the quality of breeding and address the decline in Arabian breeding and purebred registrations, particularly in Colorado. Awareness, experience and education are key components in the endeavor to promote intelligent, quality breeding decisions. Since 2006, COBRA has offered a Colorado Breeders Cup race for runners sired by Colorado Breeders Cup-nominated stallions, and plans to offer such a race in 2008.
About Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colorado:
Arabians race each year at Arapahoe Park Horse Race Track in Aurora, Colorado. Located just 2 miles east of E470 off Quincy Avenue, it is easily accessible to the entire Denver area, including major interstates I-70 and I-25. The racetrack is a one-mile oval, sandy loam composition, with chutes at 1 5/16 miles, 6 furlongs, and 7 furlongs. Distance from the last turn to the finish line is 1,029 feet, and the width of the stretch is 90 feet.
Facilities include 1,400 stalls, in all metal PortaStall barns, for which there is no charge. Additionally, there is an 85-space RV park on-site, where lots with full hookups are available for rent. Arapahoe Park has seating capacity for 7,500 general admission patrons, plus 600 Clubhouse seats and room for 250 guests in the Directors Room. In addition to live racing, Arapahoe Park offers simulcasts from many major tracks around the country. Patrons may wager on simulcasts five days a week. For a full simulcast schedule, please visit Arapahoe Park’s website.
Live Racing Information
For further information, please visit the official COBRA website.
Eastern Arabian Racing Alliance
Delaware Park is the premier spot for Arabian racing in the United States. Boasting overnight purses of $9,000-$12,000 and a stakes program worth almost $1 million, here is where you will find the very best! We have something for every class of horse, from the $5,000 claimer to the grade 1 stakes winner.
The Arabians are offered one race a day, but we could have two per day if we had enough horses to fill both. This is why we need you to make Delaware Park your summer and fall racing headquarters! Come and race where your chances of financial success are the greatest!
Arabians are cherished for their beauty and intelligence. Combine that with the undeniable thrill and excitement of racing and it’s an unbeatable combination! We’ll see you at the races!
Arabian racing at Delaware Park is heavily supported by EARA. Please contact us with any questions you might have:
Midwest Arabian Racing Alliance
Midwest Arabian Racing Alliance, MARA, the newest AJC Affiliate, is a 501(3)c non-profit business formed to support Arabian racing in the Midwest.
Creates an organization whose mission is to support Arabian Racing in the Midwest United States, specifically Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, etc.
Supports national AJC mission of promotion and education of Arabian Racing.
Addresses the need for an organization to welcome and encourage a broader participation of owners, trainers and Arabian horse racing enthusiasts.
Establishes an authorized non-profit business representing Arabian Racing in the Midwest to take advantage of & secure funding from multiple sponsorship opportunities.
Addresses the need for a recognized and unified Arabian racing association expressed by multiple horsemen’s organizations.
Establishes a framework to support all Arabian horseman.
Phone: (517) 423-3509
Phone: (419) 250-1450
Texas Arabian Breeders Association
ABA… A Breed Organization with Official Status
Since the State of Texas offers pari-mutuel wagering on Arabian races with racetracks around the state hosting races for our breed, the Arabian horse is written into the Texas Racing Act as a racing breed along with the Thoroughbred, Quarter horse, Appaloosa and Paint. The Texas Arabian Breeders Association (TABA) is the organization mandated by the Texas Racing Commission to oversee the Accredited Texas Bred Program (ATB) for Arabian racehorses, a breeder incentive program.
Managing with Active Members and an Elected Board
Additionally, TABA manages Arabian racing in the state with a well organized Board of Governors who meet on a regular basis throughout the year. At these meetings, the board discusses all aspects of Texas Arabian racing and plans accordingly. The board implements those plans to make Texas Arabian racing an ever improving opportunity for those involved. For example, TABA promotes the Arabian breed and enhances the experience of Arabian horse ownership via sponsored racetrack festivities and educational seminars.
Dedicated to Arabian Horse Racing
Even in challenging conditions of the horse industry over the last decade, Texas Arabian racing has performed quite well. Growth in purses and expansion of Arabian racing to participation at more Texas tracks has been a result of TABA’s relentless efforts. We have continued to strengthen both the Arabian breed’s position in the racing industry, and the popularity of the racing discipline within the Purebred Arabian market. We are optimistic about capturing a greater share of purse monies for the Arabian breed at the racetracks, and will continue to make good progress for more racing opportunities. With a solid platform for growth, Arabian racing´s innovative leaders are on track to attract more Arabian racing participants.
Even through difficult times (winning a race is fun, but you can’t win ’em all) dedicated members of the Texas racing community have remained steadfast in their commitment to the Arabian breed.
Sam Houston Race Park, Houston, Texas: www.shrp.com
Lonestar Park, Grand Prairie, Texas: www.lonestarpark.com
Retama Park, San Antonio, Texas: www.retamapark.com
PO Box 215
Forney, TX 75123
Phone: (972) 564-9430
Fax: (972) 528-4008