Undefeated Chief Cicatriz Goes for Fifth Victory in Saturday’s Hank Mills Stakes
New Mexico shipper Chief Cicatriz, who has never tasted defeat in five lifetime starts, heads a competitive field of eight sprinters in the $30,000 Hank Mills, Sr., Stakes Saturday at Turf Paradise. The Hank Mills, which will be run at 5 ½ furlongs, will go as the sixth race on the eight-race program. Post time will be 12:40 pm.
The now 4-year-old Chief Cicatriz broke his maiden at first asking as a 2-year-old in October of 2015.... Read More
Ten Carat Rock Upsets Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile
Longshot Ten Carat Rock ran the race of his life by beating California shipper and prohibitive favorite Power Ped to win the $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile Saturday at Turf Paradise. The Cotton Ftizsimmons Mile is named in honor of the late coach and executive of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, who had an equal passion for horse racing. Fitzsimmons’ widow, JoAnn, accompanied by many former Suns players and local media friends, presented the winner’s trophy.. Read More
Turf Paradise Celebrates 61st Anniversary Saturday with Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile
Arizona’s premier race track, Turf Paradise, will celebrate its 61st Anniversary Saturday along with the 10th running of the $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile. The day will be celebrated with free long sleeve T-shirts to the first 4,500 patrons, free Kids Fun Park with multiple bounce inflatables and Free Birthday Cake. The Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile, named after the late coach and executive of the Phoenix Suns, who loved a good basketball game with equal passion as a horse race, attracted a field of 10 for the eight furlong test on the turf course. The supporting feature, the $30,000 Glendale Handicap, drew a field of 11 fillies and mares for the 1 1/16 miles over the lawn.... Read More
Iconic Racetrack Celebrates 61 Years In Phoenix
Turf Paradise is celebrating its 61st anniversary with a party January 14th that includes live local horseracing, free long sleeve t-shirts, live music, food and drink specials (including $3 aluminum bottled beer), a kids fun park, and free birthday cake. Grandstand admission is just $3. Turf Paradise opened its doors at 19th Ave and Bell in 1956. Back then the track was located in what was considered a remote part of Phoenix dominated by dirt roads and desert. Since then north Phoenix has literally grown up around the track and Turf Paradise has continually been ranked among the Top 5 sports attendance attractions. A recent study found that Turf Paradise generates an annual economic impact of $91 million to the state of Arizona.
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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