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Yo Y Me over Fortified Effort in ATBA Fall Sales Stakes

When they last met in the Dec. 8 Cactus Wren, 3-year-old Fortified Effort had the measure of his older stablemate Yo Y Me, but the newly inaugurated ATBA Fall Sales Stakes for 3- and 4-year-olds, run at Turf Paradise on Dec. 31, gave 4-year-old Yo Y Me an opportunity to avenge that defeat.

Yo Y Me emerged with the lead shortly after the break and dueled longshot Oh Brother Jack as the pair raced through fractions of :22.25 and :44.69. After turning back Oh Brother Jack entering the stretch, Yo Y Me had plenty in reserve to draw off from Fortified Effort through the stretch. The Dixie Chatter gelding completed a mile over the sealed track in 1:35.30.

Yo Y Me and Fortified Effort provided a one-two finish for breeder Fleming Thoroughbred Farm and trainer Kevin Eikleberry. Eikleberry, J. Lloyd Yother and William Matthews own the winner, while Marvin Fleming joins that trio in the ownership of Fortified Effort.

ATBA Fall Sales Stakes

The ATBA Fall Sales Stakes for Three and Four year old is set to run on December 31, 2018. The entry date will be Wednesday, December 26, 2018. If you have a 3 or 4 year old that has passed through the 2015 or 2016 ATBA Fall Sales, please double check with the ATBA Office […]

Keyson, Rents Over Due win Arizona Breeders’ Futurity events

On Dec. 8, Turf Paradise featured a stakes-filled card highlighted by the Arizona Breeders’ Futurity events for 2-year-old Arizona-breds. When last seen at Turf Paradise, Keyson had to settle for fifth behind stablemate Call Waiting in the Turf Paradise Open Spring Futurity, but he turned the tables on that rival with a front-running victory in […]

Four Great Stakes Races

Monday, December 3, 2018 is the day to be part of 4 Great Stakes Races! It is the day to enter for the Cactus Wren and Cactus Flower. The Cactus Wren and Cactus Flower are two stakes races for three year olds and up that are Arizona-Bred or which have passed through any A.T.B.A. Fall […]

Don’t Forget – Sustaining Payment Due!

Don’t Miss Out on being a part of the Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Futurity/Derby/Oaks. A sustaining payment for the Foals of 2017 is due December 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the A.T.B.A. office at (602) 942-1310.

Senoradiablo, Loud N Proud win ATBA Fall Sales Futurity Divisions

Short-priced horses battled to the wire in both divisions of the ATBA Fall Sales Futurity contested at Turf Paradise on Nov. 3, with odds-on Senoradiablo up in time to edge second-choice Let Me Fly in the Fillies division, while front-running Loud N Proud just held on to beat favored Road Romeo in the Colts and […]

ATBA Fall Yearling and Mixed Sale ~ 2018

The 2018 ATBA Fall Yearling and Mixed Sale will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre. The sale begins at 2 pm. Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre 20464 East Riggs Road Queen Creek AZ 85142