9 October 2019, USA ~ The Arabian Racing Association of California looks forward to one of the most exciting races of the season as the Wathba Stallions Bonus Bonanza (WSBB) Championship takes center stage on Saturday, 12 October at the popular Fresno race track. The WSBB Series has provided a new outlet for many racing Arabians in this new and competitive California series and the best of the Series will meet at the Championship race in Fresno.
Held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, California welcomes back the Festival sponsorship to their racing program.
There were 17 horses that were nominated and competed in this Series as it moved with the California Fair Circuit beginning near San Francisco in June in Pleasanton, then on to the State Capital in Sacramento, then to the Sonoma County Fair at Santa Rosa, before heading to Humboldt County at Ferndale in August, and on to the LA County track of Los Alamitos. The Series season will end in Fresno, on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Of the eight entered in the $20,000 6 Furlong Championship, Skeedaddle, owned and bred by Dorothy Burt, carries top weight at 131 alongside WMA Fantom, bred by Ken Danyluk, both gathering two qualifying wins for the Series. Sluffys Gizmo has also won two races, one of them in Colorado, and has returned to be a challenge in the Championship race.
The 12 October Fresno Championship will be the third race, off at 2:15 PST.
PP. Horse, Pedigree, A/S, Jockey Wgt Trainer Owner
1. Skeedaddle – (No Limite x Skeezitz), 5/M, F Monroy, 131, Terri Eaton, Dorothy Burt
2. Aura Makarina- (Sammy V x RCF Aura-Leigh), 3/Fm C Herrera, 122, Abel Borg, Elisabeth Borg
3. Stylized Lily – (Sadeem x Awesome Blossom), 4/F , P Flores, 122, Ron E White, Pleasanton Arabian Racing Club/Stephanie J Ruff
4. Haffirs Simone (Haffir El Rimal x Du East) 5/M, C Bonnet, 122, H Rubin, Howie Rubin
5. WHR Incendiary, (Sudden Mischief x AER Volitile), 7/G D A Martin, 128, R E. White, Pleasanton Arabian Racing Club
6. Seattle Sounder, (Baseq Al Khalediah x Cafe Latte), 3/C, H Herrera, 125, Abel Borg, Elisabeth Borg
7. Sluffys Gizmo – (Djet Set De Falgas x Gizmoson Fire), 8/M, E McNeil, 128, Helen Shelley, David Kaden
8. WMA Fantom – (Sand Tiki Special x Fantoma V), 4/G, JL Dominguez, 141 Abel Borg, Elisabeth Borg
Breeders: 1 – DOROTHY BURT; 2 – RED CLOUD FARMS; 3 – STEPHANIE J RUFF; 4 – LESLIE M SMITH; 5 – ALICIA A SMITH OR ROBERT J LIMA; 6 – RED CLOUD FARMS; 7 – SAM VASQUEZ; 8 – KEN DANYLUK
Pedigrees (Sire – Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 – NO LIMITE – SKEEZITZ , by KEZORAM ; 2 – SAMMY V – RCF AURA-LEIGH , by RCF EL SID ; 3 – SADEEM – AWESOME BLOSSOM , by WIKING ; 4 – HAFFIR EL RIMAL – DU EAST , by ZT ALI BABA ; 5 – SUDDEN MISCHIEF – AER VOLITILE , by VOLCANO DE CARRERE ; 6 – BASEQ AL KHALEDIAH – CAFE LATTE , by FALINA DES FABRIES ; 7 – DJET SET DE FALGAS – GIZMOSON FIRE , by BURNING SAND ; 8 – SAND TIKI SPECIAL – FANTOMA V , by MONARCH AH.