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‘Ez’ victory in ATBA Spring Sales Stakes

The ATBA Spring Sales Stakes almost looked like a match race between the two ATBA Spring Sales Stakes trial winners, Taste’s Secret and Chargin Bye, until deep stretch when Ez Deluxe, some five lengths behind the dueling pacesetters as they entered the stretch, mowed them down to win. Favored Taste’s Secret opened up three and a half lengths on Chargin Bye through the final eighth but fell a neck short of holding off Ez Deluxe at the wire.

Ez Deluxe broke near the front but stayed well back as Chargin Bye and Taste’s Secret drew away from the field in a tight, stride-for-stride battle. Just as Taste’s Secret began to move away from Chargin Bye in midstretch, Ez Deluxe swooped past. The final time for the five-furlong event was :59.05.

The winner, an Ez Dreamer colt out of Gallatin Gal bred by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm LLC and Tom Ramsey, had finished second to Taste’s Secret when both debuted in mid-April.

ATBA Breeders Festival Day card highlights

Newly minted Arizona-bred champion Prospector’s Blues came through in a field of eight to win the Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby on the stakes-filled ATBA Breeders Festival Day card on April 25. After tracking the early pacesetters, he held on to win by a half-length over Prater Sixty Four in 1:45.98 for a mile and a […]

Maybry’s Boy to stand in Arizona

Grade 3-winning Maybry’s Boy (Broad Brush — Aly’s Conquest by Alydar) is relocating from California to Gilbert, Arizona, where he will stand for his new owner, Danny O’Brien. A winner of $322,700 while racing from 2 to 7, the Grade 3 Spectacular Bid Stakes winner began his stud career in New York, where he sired […]

ATBA Membership Renewal

If you haven’t renewed your Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association membership for 2015, please be sure to do so. It’s the best $75 you’ll invest in the Thoroughbred business. Benefits of your membership include: Free grandstand admission to Turf Paradise Agent for certifying Arizona-bred Thoroughbreds Certification fees of Arizona-breds are discounted to members only Quarterly magazine, including […]

Attention Breeders: Don’t forget to certify your foal

As of 2014, the cost to certify foals is as follows:   Yearlings: By Sept. 30, 2015 Non-Member: $60 Member: $45 (discount)   Yearlings: Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2015 Non-Member: $90 Member: $68 (discount)   Thereafter Non-Member: $200 Member: $150 (discount)   Broodmares Registry: $10   No Breeders’ Awards can be paid until the name […]

Become a Sponsor of the 2015 Breeders’ Festival

Corporate Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorships are available for the  upcoming Arizona Breeders’ Thoroughbred Festival on Sat., April 25. For more details, please inquire at the Arizona Breeders’ office, or contact us at (602) 942-1310.

Happy Holidays from the ATBA

The Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association staff and Board of Directors would like to wish our members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Please remember to renew your ATBA Membership for 2015.

Early speed dominates Fall Festival events

Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders’ Fall Festival, featuring four stakes events for Arizona-breds or ATBA Fall Mixed Sale graduates, was contested on Dec. 6. On a wet track rated “muddy” at the time of the Cactus Flower but upgraded to “good” for the remainder of the stakes action, the four races were dominated by speedsters. The Arizona […]