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Arizona Breeders’ Futurity Day

Saturday, Nov. 23, features a full slate of stakes events for Arizona-breds, highlighted by divisions of the $50,000 guaranteed Arizona Breeders’ Futurity for Arizona-bred 2-year-olds. Both Futurity events – the filly and colt/gelding divisions – will be contested at six furlongs.

Also featured on the Futurity day card are the Cactus Wren and Cactus Flower, both of which are $25,000-added events at six and a half furlongs for Arizona-breds or horses which passed through the ATBA Fall Sale. The Cactus Wren is for 3-year-olds and upward, while the Cactus Flower is the distaff counterpart.

Seeking nominations for A.T.B.A. board members election

November 12, 2013 Dear ATBA Member: As the year draws to a close, so does the time approach for our annual A.T.B.A. election. We request your nominations, so we can elect five Board Members. The Board Members whose three-year term expires this year are: Marvin Fleming, Kevin Owens, Scott Rollins, Dave Williams, and Lee Vaughn. […]

Red Zeus wins Walter Cluer Memorial (Video Added)

Saturday’s $35,000 Walter Cluer Memorial Stakes at Turf Paradise was taken in dramatic fashion by Arizona-bred Red Zeus, who battled to a narrow victory over Back Alley Rally in 1:35.42 for one mile on the turf. Peggy Hopwood owns and bred the 3-year-old Red Sky’s gelding, who earlier this year won the Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby and Arizona Stallion Stakes […]

Lazy Daisy May, I Rock the Party win ATBA Fall Sales Stakes divisions

The highlight of the Oct. 19 card at Turf Paradise was the ATBA Fall Sales Stakes, run in divisions for fillies and for colts and geldings. ATBA Spring Sales Stakes winner Lazy Daisy May returned to dominate the filly division, dispensing with front-running My Fine Lady and romping to a five and a quarter-length victory […]

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 […]

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. […]