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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 win by eight lengths over Top Hat Wildcat in 1:11.02 for six furlongs. It was the third win from six starts for odds-on McKenzie Honey, who is owned by Barbara Eakin, Jonathan Nance and Steve Smith, and trained by Nance.

Later on the card, Yo Y Me tracked pacesetting French General and Howdy Kingkowboy before moving on to win by a length over the latter as the even-money favorite. Bred by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm, the Dixie Chatter gelding was timed in 1:10.92 as he won his second straight race for trainer Kevin Eikleberry, William Matthews and J. Lloyd Yother.

Late entries for ATBA Fall Sale close on Oct. 17

Late entries for the upcoming Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association 2016 Fall Mixed Sale close on Oct. 17. Late entry fees for yearlings will be $1,000 and $500 for others. This year’s sale will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Horseshoe Park Equestrian Centre, 20464 East Riggs Road, Queen Creek, Arizona, 85142.

McKenzie Honey wins ATBA Spring Sales Stakes

The 2016 ATBA Spring Sales Stakes, run on May 8 at Turf Paradise, featured an encore performance by McKenzie Honey, winner of the faster trial, as she ran down early pacesetter Spotlight Gal before racing to victory. Yo Y Me, the runner-up behind French General in the other trial, ran on to finish second, beaten […]

Scrap Iron highlights stakes-filled Breeders’ Festival day

The Arizona Breeders’ Festival day card at Turf Paradise on April 23 was a big day for trainer Kevin Eikleberry, who saddled Scrap Iron to win the Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby and sent out Lieutenant Margie to romp in the Joanne Dye as the shortest-priced favorite in the five stakes events for Arizona-breds. Scrap Iron, […]

Arizona’s 2015 champions to be honored at Awards Dinner

The ATBA congratulates Arizona’s champions of 2015, which will be honored at the upcoming ATBA Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Dinner, to be held on April 22 at Turf Paradise. 2015 Champion Arizona-Bred Two Year Old Filly & 2014 ATBA Sale Arizona-Bred Leading Filly Earner Heidi’s In Charge Breeder: Tosch & Cheryl Keshian Owner: Mark […]

French General, McKenzie Honey take Sales Stakes Trials

Two trials for the upcoming Arizona Spring Sales Stake were contested at Turf Paradise on April 19, with French General winning the first and McKenzie Honey taking the second. The final times for the two events were virtually identical, as French General, a gelded son of To Honor and Serve, won his event in 52:50 […]