The weanling filly donated to benefit injured jockey Anne von Rosen is now named “Running for Annie.” The run-away winner of the naming contest, where horsemen and breeders voted with their wallets for one of three name choices, was approved by The Jockey Club. Running for Annie, a daughter of Arizona’s perennial leading sire Margie’s Wildcat and out of the multiple stakes producer Oklahoma Morn, hails from the immediate family of multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning millionaire Life at Ten. The flashy chestnut filly will be sold in October at the 2014 ATBA Fall Mixed sale with all her proceeds to benefit Anne von Rosen.
ATBA vice president Dennis Miller, head of Canter in Arizona, is expanding his work with retired racehorses to start a “Saratoga War Horse” organization here in Arizona. For more information: Military hands guide t’bred to aid veterans (Off-Track Thoroughbreds blog)
The $50,000 Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby was settled by inches with favored J P Rocker just holding off the late surge of G Faikir, one of the longest-priced horses in the nine-horse field. Deadly Black Eagle bounded to an early lead in the mile and a sixteenth event and led the field until giving way […]
Hopes dim for a 2014 meet at the Prescott Valley track. See the full story here: Yavapai Downs Horse track won’t open for 4th year (The Daily Courier)
Two events to benefit Anne Von Rosen, severely injured in a riding accident at Turf Paradise on March 11, have been organized. On Wednesday, March 26, there will be a benefit raffle barbecue to be held at Finishline Bar, which is located at 1724 West Bell. The event will be begin around 6 pm. On […]
The Breeders Festival Race Day is slated for Saturday, April 26, part of a weekend of festivities for owners and breeders of Arizona thoroughbreds. The day’s racing will include five stakes events for Arizona-breds, headlined by the $50,000 guaranteed Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby. Also on the day’s card are the Sandra Hall Grand Canyon Handicap, and the […]
On the morning of Feb. 12, ATBA President Kevin Owens, Vice President Dennis Miller and Lobbyist Susan Stevens attended a hearing of the Senate Natural Resources and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Senator Steve Pierce at the Arizona State Senate. The ATBA registered its support of Senate Bill 1282 – Advanced Deposit Wagering, the bill passed […]
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)