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Name “Running for Annie” approved by The Jockey Club

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.

Rocker, Zeus headline Spring Breeders’ Festival

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 […]

Anne Von Rosen Benefit Events Slated

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 […]

Save the Date! Breeders Festival Race Day – April 26, 2014

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 […]

Arizona Legislative Update – Senate Bill 1282

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 […]

Hope remains for 2014 Yavapai meet

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)