Yavapai Downs owner Gary Miller still hopes to reopen the Prescott Valley facility in time for a 2014 meeting. See the full story here: Yavapai Downs horse racetrack’s owner still looks to reopen (The Daily Courier)
“50 to 1,” featuring the story of longshot Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, will be appearing in theaters this spring. Slated to be shown first in New Mexico, where the Mine That Bird connections were based, the movie is expected to open in other areas throughout April. Skeet Ulrich will play trainer Chip Woolley, […]
The next ATBA Board Meeting has been set for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at 10 am. New ATBA officers will be selected.
The $35,000 City of Phoenix Stakes, run Dec. 14 at Turf Paradise, was a showcase for Arizona-bred Tribal Gal, who won the six-furlong event by three lengths in 1:08.85. John Pendergast bred and campaigns the 3-year-old daughter of Tribal Rule, who has won five of 11 starts this year including three stakes at Turf Paradise. […]
A pair of short-priced Rocky Bar juveniles headlined the day’s events at Turf Paradise on Nov. 23, a card which featured the Arizona Breeders’ Futurity divisions as well as the Cactus Wren and Cactus Flower, stakes events for older horses that are Arizona-breds or which have been sold through the Arizona fall mixed sale. The […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]