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  1. #1
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    Default Arabian Racing

    I've always been a little obsessed with Arabians, and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with racing them.

    Where does one purchase a race bred Arabian? What bloodlines work, what don't?

    Thanks!

    "Pat the horse; kick yourself" - Carl Hester



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    Polish lines are generally good as the Poles have been testing their breeding stock on the track for generations. In recent years, French lines have become all the rage.

    I don't race either, so I can't connect you with any breeders off the top of my head. You may want to do a search for racetracks that offer Arabian racing and go from there.

    Good luck!



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    Did you know there are Arabian races at Delaware Park? You can look that up..



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    A woman at our barn almost bought a beautiful dapple grey OT Polish Arabian about a year ago. A little high-spirited but absolutely georgous!



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    Angelico, if you're near California, there is a trainer named Helen Shelley who has race-bred Arabians. A lot of top endurance racers have bought OT horses from her. She used to show Arabians before getting into racing, and as far as I know she was respected in the industry. I've watched her handling horses and she seemed very competent and straightforward.

    French and Polish lines dominate that venue, for sure.



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    I had limited exposure to them having worked a Delaware Park and knowing some folks who were involved.

    Good places to start for info:

    http://www.arabianracing.org/Default.asp

    http://www.easternarabianracing.org/index.html

    My riding mare, who's arab/Selle Francais cross, is actually out of a racing arab mare. We got the racing mare from a local breeder's farm dispersal sale.
    Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO



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