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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 2009, for Ward, a nephew of ATBA Executive Director Dove Ward. No Nay Never was a winner in his debut at Keeneland in late April.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained race favorite, Coach House, finished second in a field of 14, beaten a length.

‘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. […]

Red Zeus headlines Arizona Breeders’ Festival

Red Zeus was the star of the 2013 Arizona Breeders’ Festival on April 27, running down a loose-on-the-lead Claypool to win the day’s headline event, the Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby, by three-quarters of a length. The son of Red Sky’s added the $56,129 Breeders’ Derby to his 16-length victory earlier in the month in the […]

Breeders’ Festival videos now available

Race videos for the Arizona Breeders’ Festival events, held on Saturday, April 27, are now available via each race’s page under the Racing menu heading. The races include the Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby, Sandra Hall Grand Canyon Handicap, Joanne Dye Stakes, Dwight D. Patterson Handicap and Ann Owens Distaff Handicap.

2013 ATBA Board of Director elections

Elected as officers for 2013 were Kevin Owens, President; Dennis Miller, Vice President; and Wende Macumber, Secretary/Treasurer. The three, along with John Campo III and Jan Osborn, make up the 2013 Executive Committee. Both officers and executive committee members are chosen for one year. Elected to three-year terms as board members were Dr. Filippo Santoro, […]

Yavapai Downs sale one step closer

Both parties have agreed on the tentative sale of Yavapai Downs to Gary Miller. Miller is trying to reopen the track in time for a 2013 meet. See the full story here: Two sides sign off on track sale, await judge approval (The Daily Courier)