ATBA Online News

New buyer secured for Turf Paradise

It has been announced that a buyer – Richard Moore and the Turf Paradise Land Trust – has been secured for Turf Paradise, which had been slated to close on Oct. 1. The closure was also expected to affect the track’s off-track betting sites, causing a loss of 5,000 jobs.

The Daily Racing Form was informed last week that Frank Nickens approached Turf Paradise after a previous sale fell through in recent days. Nickens plans to have racing continue at Turf Paradise in 2024.

Originally, simulcasting was to have ended on Oct. 1, but the Arizona Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association voted to extend simulcasing wagering until Nov. 12.

See the full story here: Turf Paradise Finds Buyer, Plans to Continue Racing (AZ Family)

Turf Paradise Buyer Plans to Continue Racing in 2024 (Daily Racing Form)

Travel Allowance for 2023 ATBA Fall Yearling & Mixed Sale

A $500 travel allowance is available for the 2023 ATBA Fall Yearling & Mixed Sale, slated for Oct. 26, 2023. This is for buyers, combined & partnerships who purchase a yearling or yearlings that equal $3,500 or more which passes through the sales ring. RNA/Buy Backs not eligible. Multiple buyers of yearlings will only receive […]

2023 Fall Mixed Sale – Oct. 26

The 2023 Fall Mixed Sale will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, at Horseshoe Park Equestrian Centre. Start time is 2 pm. Entry Fees: Yearlings $400 – Other $250 Entries Close: Aug. 4, 2023 Late Entries: Yearlings $600 – Other $350 Entries Close on Sept. 27, 2023 All late entries will be in the supplement […]

Nominations due for 2025/2026 Az Breeders Futurity/Derby/Oaks

Nominations for the 2025/2026 Arizona Breeders Futurity/Derby and Oaks are due soon: Nomination Payment $25.00 – Due Aug. 15, 2023 Late Nomination $50.00 Due Sept. 15, 2023 Details can be viewed under Forms & Deadlines –> Printable Forms –> 2025/2026 Arizona Breeders Futurity/Derby/Oaks – Foals of 2023 or by clicking here: 2025/2026 Arizona Breeders Futurity/Derby/Oaks […]

Deadline reminders

On May 15, 2023, Nomination Payments ($100) for the 2024 Stallion Stakes Derby are due. The 2024 Stallion Stakes Derby is open to foals of 2021 by eligible Arizona stallions.

Breeders’ Day Festival – April 22

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Breeders’ Day Festival, scheduled for April 22, 2023. The highlight of the event will be the honoring of 2022 Arizona-bred champions: Champion Arizona-bred 2-Year-Old Filly & 2021 ATBA Sales Arizona-bred leading Filly earner: Arizona Kalei Champion Arizona-bred 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding & 2021 ATBA Sales Arizona-bred leading Colt/Gelding earner: Arizona Andrew […]

No Arizona Downs meet for 2023

In February, Arizona Downs informed the Arizona HBPA that they will not be racing this summer due to a contract for a new ownership. Monarch and Arizona Downs have a signed contract with a closing set for sometime this summer. Horsemen are making plans to go to other states.