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Sale Results Available Online

Complete results of the 2013 ATBA Fall Mixed Sale, held on Oct. 17, are now available online under the Sales menu header under Current Results. The sale topper was Hip No. 83, El Ultimo, purchased by Charles Garvey for $28,000. The chestnut yearling colt is a half-brother by Distorted Reality to stakes winners Fancy Prancer and Alyou and was consigned by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm, LLC.

ATBA Sales Stakes trials on Oct. 5 opening-day card at Turf Paradise

The Turf Paradise meet is right around the corner! Opening day, Oct. 5, features trials for both the fillies and colts/geldings divisions of the ATBA Fall Sales Stakes. Be sure to make your entries by 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, for opening-day events. The six-furlong ATBA Fall Sales Stakes will be run on Oct. […]

Pearson-trained 2-year-old wins stakes at Fairplex

The Molly Pearson-trained Miss Scatalicious won the Phil Shepherd Stakes at Barretts at Fairplex. See the full story here: Barretts at Fairplex: Miss Scatalicious delivers as favorite in Phil Shepherd Stakes (Daily Racing Form)

Yavapai reopening delayed by financing snag

The reopening of Yavapai Downs has been delayed until at least 2014 due to financing difficulties. See the full story here: Horse track stalled at the gate: Financing still eludes new owner (The Daily Courier)

Arizona Breeders’ Futurity purses receive boost

Both divisions of the Arizona Breeders’ Futurity will feature a $50,000 guaranteed purse this fall at Turf Paradise. With $35,000 coming from the track and the balance provided by the Arizona Breeders’ fund, both the Filly and Colt/Gelding events are slated for Nov. 23.

Trainer Ward saddles another winner at Royal Ascot

No Nay Never, a 2-year-old saddled by U.S.-based trainer Wesley Ward, set a juvenile course record while winning the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 20. Joel Rosario rode the Scat Daddy colt, which ran five furlongs in :58.80. The win was the third at the Royal Ascot meeting, and first since […]

‘Daisy’ not lazy in ATBA Spring Sales Stakes score

The May 7 ATBA Spring Sales Stakes featured a dramatic finish in which Lazy Daisy May was along just in time to edge Winning Vision in the five-furlong event. Winning Vision had led for much of the race, holding odds-on Whiz Hit at bay, only to lose by a nose at the wire in :58.01. […]