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Yavapai Downs purchased by JACOR Partners

Yavapai Downs has been purchased by real estate company JACOR Partners for $3.22 million. Depending on how long it takes to receive a permit from the Arizona Racing Commission and the amount of work needed on the property, the track could open in 2018. The return of live racing to the facility would more likely be with the 2019 racing season, which runs Memorial Day through Labor Day.

See the full story here: Yavapai Downs sale goes through (The Daily Courier)

New owners of Yavapai Downs plan to restart horse racing in Prescott Valley (

Fortified Effort, Myrcella stars of Arizona Breeders’ Futurity Day

Fortified Effort and Foggia, the winners of November’s ATBA Fall Sales Stakes events, returned for their respective Arizona Breeders’ Futurity events on Dec. 9 at Turf Paradise, meeting different outcomes as odds-on favorites of their races. Trapped behind horses until well into the stretch, Fortified Effort turned in a strong victory in the Colt and […]

Foggia, Fortified Effort win ATBA Fall Sales events

The ATBA Fall Sales Stakes events, held on Nov. 4 at Turf Paradise, both featured authoritative winning favorites. Foggia turned in a sparkling effort, with a front-running victory in the filly division in 1:09.62 for six furlongs – nearly a full second faster than the colt and gelding division contested two races later on the […]

ATBA Fall Yearling and Mixed Sale ~ 2017

The 2017 ATBA Fall Yearling and Mixed Sale will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre.  The sale will begin at 2:00pm. Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre 20464 East Riggs Road Queen Creek  AZ  85142

Late Nominations due for 2019 Az Breeders Futurity/2020 Derby and Oaks

Late nominations for the 2019/2020 Arizona Breeders Futurity/Derby and Oaks are due Sept. 15, 2017. Make sure your 2017 Arizona-bred and certified foals are nominated. Details can be viewed under Forms & Deadlines –> Printable Forms –> 2019/2020 Arizona Breeders Futurity/Derby – Foals of 2017 or by clicking here: 2019/2020 Arizona Breeders Futurity/Derby – Foals […]