ATBA Breeders Banquet, Festival coming soon

The ATBA Breeders Banquet is slated for Friday, April 20, to be followed on Saturday by the Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Festival, a stakes-filled day at Turf Paradise for Arizona-breds.

The banquet, to be held at the Turf Club Terrace at Turf Paradise, begins with a no-host bar at 5:30 pm, with dinner starting at 7 pm. The centerpiece of the annual event includes recognition of the champion 2017 Arizona-breds. A silent auction will also be held during the dinner. Be sure to RSVP with the ATBA at (602) 942-1310 by Monday, April 16.

The Breeders Festival, consisting of five stakes events for Arizona-breds, will be held the following day. Don’t forget to nominate your Arizona-breds for the day’s events, consisting of: the Lyman & Bradley Rollins Handicap; the Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby; the Joanne Dye Breeders Oaks; the Ann Owens Distaff Handicap; and the Dwight D. Patterson Handicap. Tables are available for reservation; please call (602) 942-1101 to make your table reservations. Post time on Breeders Festival Day is 1:25 pm.