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ATBA Fall Yearling and Mixed Sale ~ 2019

The 2019 ATBA Fall Yearling and Mixed Sale will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Horseshoe Park Equestrian Centre. The sale begins at 2pm.

Horseshoe Park Equestrian Centre

20464 East Riggs Road

Queen Creek AZ 85142

Services for Yvonne Kunz on Oct. 17

Services for Yvonne Kunz will be held at 11 am on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at 325 W. Coral Gables Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85023. In 1992, Mrs. Kunz was made Editor of the Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association (ATBA) magazine and then became the Executive Director […]

Who’s the Diva Now a leading light in Las Vegas Ranch S.

Who’s the Diva Now turned in a front-running romp in her career debut to win the $25,300 Las Vegas Ranch S. for Arizona-bred 2-year-olds at Arizona Downs on Sept. 1. At 17-1, she was the most lightly regarded of a field largely composed of first-time starters, but the Lotsa Mischief filly opened up a commanding […]

Arizona-bred Yo Y Me star of Arizona Downs opening weekend

After silence since 2010, horse racing returned to the Prescott area on Memorial Day weekend as Arizona Downs – formerly known as Yavapai Downs and acquired in 2018 by J & J Equine Enterprises – opened its 2019 meet. The four-day weekend featured nine Arizona-bred winners, including Yo Y Me, winner of the $20,000 Inaugural […]

Todo Es Toro wins Gene Fleming on busy Breeders’ Day card

Coming from last of a six-horse field, Todo Es Toro swept by his rivals in the Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby to win with authority, cruising away to a two and three-quarter-length victory over race favorite Bold Flame in the defining moment of a stakes-filled card at Turf Paradise on April 20. Highlight of Arizona Breeders’ […]

Loud N Proud takes Arizona Stallion Stakes

Loud N Proud prevailed in the Arizona Stallion Stakes at Turf Paradise on March 30, tracking pacesetter Hit the Deck into the stretch and holding off filly stablemate Let Me Fly to win by a neck. Stretching out to a mile for the first time, Loud N Proud traveled in the distance in 1:40.19. It […]