ATBA Online News

Yavapai reopening delayed by financing snag

The reopening of Yavapai Downs has been delayed until at least 2014 due to financing difficulties. See the full story here: Horse track stalled at the gate: Financing still eludes new owner (The Daily Courier)

Arizona Breeders’ Futurity purses receive boost

Both divisions of the Arizona Breeders’ Futurity will feature a $50,000 guaranteed purse this fall at Turf Paradise. With $35,000 coming from the track and the balance provided by the Arizona Breeders’ fund, both the Filly and Colt/Gelding events are slated for Nov. 23.

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 […]

‘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.