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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.

2022 ATBA Fall Mixed Sale – Oct. 27

The 2022 ATBA Fall Mixed Sale will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at Horseshoe Park Equestrian Centre. Start time is 2 pm. For information contact the ATBA office at (602) 942-1310. If you are considering placing a phone bid, please contact the ATBA office by Tuesday, Oct. 25, so we can make arrangements to […]

Travel Allowance for 2022 ATBA Fall Yearling & Mixed Sale

A $500 travel allowance is available for the 2022 ATBA Fall Yearling & Mixed Sale, slated for Oct. 27, 2022. 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 […]

Upcoming Dates of Interest

Arizona breeders, please take note of the following upcoming dates of interest: Late nominations for the 2024-2025 Arizona Breeders Futurity/Derby/Joanne Dye Breeders Oaks are due on Sept. 15. The ATBA Fall Mixed Sale is Oct. 27. Late entries for supplements close on Sept. 28. Turf Paradise opening day is Nov. 4, 2022. Stall applications are […]

ATBA Membership Meeting – Aug. 20, 2022

There will be a membership meeting and luncheon for ATBA members at Arizona Downs on Saturday, Aug. 20. The meeting will be in the Silks Room at 12:30 pm; races will begin at 1:45. Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

Arizona Downs slated for 27-day summer meet

Arizona Downs is set to run 27 days this summer in a meet scheduled from June 25 through Sept. 5, with average daily purses of $100,000. For the first part of the meet, race days will be Saturday and Monday, with Tuesday racing to be added in August. Post time is 1:45 Mountain time (4:45 […]