ATBA Online News

Important Dates for Upcoming Turf Paradise Meet

The Arizona HBPA would like to remind horsemen of important upcoming dates:

Sept. 5 – Backside is open to start with stall preparation and barn setup
Sept. 12 – Backside is open to bringing in horses
Sept. 14 – Main track open for training
Oct. 14 – First day of live racing

The HBPA office will open on Sept. 5. Office hours from Sept. 5 through Sept. 8 will be 8 am through 12 pm. From Sept. 12 through Oct. 7, the office will be open 8 am to 2pm every day, except on weekends, when it will be closed.

The Turf Paradise Licensing Office also opens on Sept. 5. Licensing Office hours will be 8 am to 2 pm every day. Licensing applications are available online at For information, please call (602) 364-1709.

New Turf Paradise stakes event for 2-year-olds

The Turf Paradise Spring Futurity is a new open race for 2-year-olds with bonuses available for Arizona-breds and horses that passed through the 2016 ATBA Fall Mixed Sale. A nomination payment of $100 on Dec. 15, 2016, and a $250 payment on March 1, 2017, are required for eligibility. The entry fee for the race […]

Board of Directors Election

Kacee Adams Richardson has been elected to join the Board of Directors, and four members were re-elected: Marvin Fleming, Scott Rollins, Lee Vaughn and Dave Williams. The elected officers are as follows: President – Marvin Fleming; Vice President – Jan Osborn; and Secretary/Treasurer – Wende Macumber.

Yo Y Me adds Lost in the Fog Stakes

In a courageous effort, Yo Y Me scored a narrow victory in the Lost in the Fog Juvenile on Dec. 31 at Turf Paradise to win his fourth straight race, adding to earlier victories in the Arizona Breeders’ Futurity and ATBA Fall Sales Stakes. After bouncing out to an early lead, the Dixie Chatter gelding […]

Yo Y Me leads parade of favorites on Futurity Day card

Favorites swept the four featured events on the Arizona Breeders’ Futurity day card at Turf Paradise on Dec. 10, led by a seven-length romp by heavily favored Yo Y Me in the colts and geldings division of the Futurity. Yo Y Me, recent winner of colts and geldings division of the ATBA Fall Sales Stakes, […]

McKenzie Honey, Yo Y Me win ATBA Fall Sales Stakes divisions

McKenzie Honey and Yo Y Me, first and second in the ATBA Spring Sales Stakes, returned to win their respective divisions of the ATBA Fall Sales Stakes at Turf Paradise on Nov. 5. McKenzie Honey, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Parading, turned the filly division into a runaway, leading from the start and going on to […]