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Turf Paradise remains open in April for essential personnel

The Turf Paradise stable area is open for essential personnel during the month of April to care for the remaining horses stabled at the facility. “The challenging times we live in now call upon us to take responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of the horses as they leave Turf and head toward to […]

Awards Banquet postponed – 2019 Arizona-bred champions announced

The Arizona Breeders’ Awards Banquet, originally scheduled for April 17, has been postponed due to Coronavirus concerns. 2019 ARIZONA-BRED CHAMPIONS 2019 CHAMPION ARIZONA-BRED TWO YEAR OLD FILLY & 2018 ATBA SALE ARIZONA-BRED LEADING FILLY EARNER ARIZONA SUN O-RANDY HOWG T-ROBERTINO DIODORO B-FLEMING THOROUGHBRED FARM, LLC 2019 CHAMPION ARIZONA-BRED TWO YEAR OLD COLT/GELDING & 2018 ATBA […]

Attention Arizona Breeders

Breeders should have received their first check through Nov. 30. Now is the time to start thinking about breeding your mares. Arizona stallion owners, Stallion Awards are coming back. If you have a stallion to nominate, the deadline is March 1, 2020. Nominators of stallions are entitled to awards, whenever any of your stallion’s certified […]

Fortified Effort takes ATBA Fall Sales

While the margin of victory was just a neck over fast-closing Beat the Heat, Fortified Effort got home first in the $52,368 ATBA Fall Sales Stakes Colts and Geldings division at Turf Paradise on Dec. 28, rewarding his backers who had bet him down to 1-20 in the four-horse field. Leading from the start, the […]

Arizona-breds sweep Lost in the Fog, Az Juvenile Fillies

Arizona-bred youngsters swept the Lost in the Fog Juvenile and Arizona Juvenile Fillies Stakes, run Dec. 28 at Turf Paradise. Avenging a loss to Annie’s Boy in the colts and geldings division of the Arizona Breeders’ Futurity earlier in the month, Arizona Jeremy reeled in the pacesetting Annie’s Boy to draw off by two lengths, […]

1,000 wins for trainer Nance

Victory by Iron Bell at Turf Paradise on Nov. 17 marked the 1000th career win for trainer Jonathan Nance. As of Nov. 22, Equibase shows Nance with 5,222 lifetime starts and a record of 1,000-867-762 and earnings of $5,862,544. His highest-earning runner to date is McKenzie Honey, winner of the ATBA Spring Sales Stakes and […]

ATBA Fall Yearling and Mixed Sale ~ 2019

The 2019 ATBA Fall Yearling and Mixed Sale will be held Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Horseshoe Park Equestrian Centre. The sale begins at 2pm. Horseshoe Park Equestrian Centre 20464 East Riggs Road Queen Creek AZ 85142