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Turf Paradise Open Spring Futurity – Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Second Annual Turf Paradise Open Spring Futurity will be ran on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The futurity is the seventh race on an eight card race closing out the 2017-2018 Turf Paradise Meet. There were three trials ran on April 14, 2018, and the first four of each trial qualified. The top six finishers could be eligible for a percentage of a bonus – if they are a Registered Arizona Bred or if they went through the sale ring in the 2017 ATBA Fall Sale. Here is a breakdown:

Registered Arizona Bred & 2017 ATBA Fall Sale – Eligible for a percentage of $15,000
Registered Arizona Bred Only – Eligible for a percentage of $10,000
2017 ATBA Fall Sale Only – Eligible for a percentage of $5,000

There are 12 two-year olds that entered the Futurity with Call Waiting being the 3/1 favorite. Call Waiting won Trial #3, and also had the fastest time of all three trials. Good Luck to Everyone!

Champions showcased on Arizona Breeders’ Festival card

Three newly minted Arizona-bred champions of 2017 went to post on Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders’ Festival day at Turf Paradise on April 21, and each returned a winner in their respective events. Fortified Effort, champion Arizona-bred 2-year-old male of 2017, bounced back from a unplaced outing in the Grade 3 Sunland Park Derby to win the […]

ATBA Breeders Banquet, Festival coming soon

The ATBA Breeders Banquet is slated for Friday, April 20, to be followed on Saturday by the Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Festival, a stakes-filled day at Turf Paradise for Arizona-breds. The banquet, to be held at the Turf Club Terrace at Turf Paradise, begins with a no-host bar at 5:30 pm, with dinner starting at 7 pm. The […]

The Jockey Club announces new mares bred report fee for 2018

The Jockey Club has announced that starting with the 2018 breeding season, there will be a $35 charge for each mare reported bred. The fee is earmarked to support thoroughbred aftercare initiatives: the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and the Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP). For more information: See the full story […]

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 […]

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 […]