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ATBA Fall Sale late entries close Oct. 17

The ATBA Fall Yearling & Mixed Sale is to be held at Horseshoe Park Equestrian Centre on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Late entries close Oct. 17, and late entry fees are $1,000 for yearlings and $500 for others. Sale-related forms can be downloaded on this site via Forms & Deadlines –> Printable Forms –> 2018 […]

$100,000 Stakes Win for an Arizona-Bred

An Arizona-Bred gelding is making waves this summer! Bushrod won the $100,000 Mystic Lake Turf Express Stakes on August 25, 2018. Bushrod not only won this stakes race, but 18 days later Bushrod won a $100,000 Starter Allowance at Kentucky Downs (September 12, 2018). Bushrod was sold as a yearling in the 2014 ATBA Fall […]

Notice to Horsemen: Health certificates for upcoming Turf Paradise season

All horsemen entering Turf Paradise will need to have a current Health Certificate for all horses indicating vaccination for EHV-1 no less than 14 days and no more than 90 days prior to arrival. A current negative Coggins is required for all horses shipping in to Turf Paradise. All current vaccinations are recommended. Contact the […]

Arizona Downs open for simulcasting

The former Yavapai Downs racetrack has reopened with a new name. The new ownership of the track in Prescott Valley has changed its name to Arizona Downs, which was the name of a former racetrack in Phoenix that opened in 1951 at one site and later ran its annual race meetings by leasing Turf Paradise […]

Turf Paradise Open Spring Futurity – Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Second Annual Turf Paradise Open Spring Futurity will be ran on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The futurity is the seventh race on an eight card race closing out the 2017-2018 Turf Paradise Meet. There were three trials ran on April 14, 2018, and the first four of each trial qualified. The top six finishers […]

Champions showcased on Arizona Breeders’ Festival card

Three newly minted Arizona-bred champions of 2017 went to post on Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders’ Festival day at Turf Paradise on April 21, and each returned a winner in their respective events. Fortified Effort, champion Arizona-bred 2-year-old male of 2017, bounced back from a unplaced outing in the Grade 3 Sunland Park Derby to win the […]