Pleasanton – June 20, 2012 – Eight horses are entered for the California edition of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Arabian Cup for Saturday June 23. Race 3 – 2:20 PM at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. With many special activities surrounding the 100th year celebration of the Fair, this will be the place to watch this $20,000 six- furlong Arabian Stakes race. Top three-year-olds + from around the USA will contend for the purse where every horse is a winner- 55% to the winner, 20% to second, 12% to third, 7% to fourth, 2% to fifth and sixth, and $200 to seventh through tenth. Weight. 124 Lbs. Fillies and mares allowed 3 Lbs.
Horse Jockey Owner Trainer
1 JUCY PICKINS (L) ’07 G 124 Orozco, I John Degenfelder Skinner, Diana
2 QJUICK SAND PW (L) ’05 H 124 Lewis, B Warren Shelley Shelley, Helen
3 GOLLY BRET (L) ’05 H 124 Velazquez, J Sam A. Vasquez Towell, Bruce
4 BY GOLLY ITS HOT (L) ’08 G 124 Sanchez, J Sam A. Vasquez Towell, Bruce
5 SAND DE WIND (L) ’05 G 124 Harvey, B Helen Shelley (Lessee) Shelley, Helen
6 LA JEST A FLASH (L) ’05 H 124 Essman, D Cynthia or Wayne Lipe Torok, Sandy
7 PJ MISS ZUBY (L) ’04 M 121 Garcia, S Willis, Susan A. and Scharli, Cindy Towell, Bruce
8 ORDINATION (L) ’03 G 124 Steward, K Katherine Barbeau (Lessee) Shelley, Helen
The Arabian race is one of an 10 race card on the 23rd. Full Overnight:Overnight Saturday 6-23-2012
Saturday’s 1st California running of the international stake HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (G3) will be attended by members of the Board of the host organization, Arabian Racing Association of California, including Chairperson Susan Willis of Los Angeles, who has the mare PJ Miss Zuby entered in the stake. Also in attendance is the Chief Steward of the Arabian Racing Cup, Dr Ted Wright, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and fellow board members Denise Gault of California, Sue Meyer of North Carolina, and Michelle Morgan of Texas. The Arabian Jockey Club will be represented by Kathy Smoke of Michigan, President of the national organization, which is based in Denver, Colorado. The race is supported by members of the Arabian Racing Association of California (ARAC), the Arabian Racing Cup (ARC) and the Arabian Jockey Club (AJC).
The Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival supports Arabian racing globally. It is organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and co-ordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Arabian Horse Society and IFAHR, supported by General Authority for Youth and Sports and Fegentri with Emirates airlines as the official carrier and sponsored by Invest AD, Al Rashid Investment, Areej Al Ameerat, Mauzan, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2012, Wathba Stud Farm and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.