Turf Paradise Race Meet to Proceed as Planned
There are no plans to shut down racing in Arizona in the coming fiscal year. We are confident that we will effectively regulate live horse racing through the coming season. Like any state agency faced with an adjusted budget, leadership confers, strategizes and makes the necessary moves to match the money appropriated for our regulatory efforts. When the budget was passed in May 2017, the Division immediately made and implemented cost saving decisions as necessary. Consequently, we have no plans to shut down horse racing in Arizona..
Turf Paradise: Helping Arizona Race Forward in 2017
61 Sensational Seasons. We’re Just Getting Started
Turf Paradise has just wrapped up its 61st season, marking another milestone and serving as the Valley’s only horseracing track. When Turf Paradise opened its doors in 1956, we were the state’s first professional sports franchise. A lot has changed since then, but we believe competition breeds innovation. Turf Paradise’s races are viewed at Off Track Betting locations from London to Dubai and from Flagstaff to Yuma. Wagering and attendance remain brisk. This past season more than 1,800 horses were stabled at our facility as trainers, jockeys, and horse owners continue to come to Turf Paradise for a chance to compete. They come from 18 states and three Canadian provinces. That’s about 150 more horses than last year and a tribute to the outreach efforts by so many. Read More...
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Hours of Operation:
Simulcast Racing seven days a week starting at 9 a.m.
Live Racing Season: Oct - May
Gates open for General Public at 11 a.m.
Live Racing Sat - Wed - check calendar for exceptions