February 18, 2014, California ~ 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 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 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:
California 3 Year Old Filly, Reign Supreme CS, J. Schleimer/ N. Forbes-Robinson, owners
California 3 Year Old Colt/ Gelding, My Kaliber Elisabeth Borg, owner
California 4 Year Old Filly, Vaz Djets On, Katherine Barbeau, owner
California 4 Year Old Colt/Gelding, Hitdamark, Joan Richter, owner
California Older Mare of the YR, One Hot Chick, Warren Shelley, owner
California Older Colt/Gelding of the YR, Ayers, Helen Shelley, owner
California Bred Horse of the Year, Limitless, Warren Shelley, owner
California Trainer of the Year, Helen Shelley
California Owner of the Year, Warren Shelley
California Breeder of the Year, Sam Vasquez
California Jockey of the Year, Barrington Harvey
~ Congratulations all