Competitive Field of Fillies and Mares in Princess of Palms Stakes
On paper it would appear that each of the seven entrants in Saturday’s (Oct. 22) Princess of Palms Stakes at Turf Paradise has a chance of winning the $30,000 stakes. Of course, there can be only one winner. The 6-furlong Princess of Palms will go as the seventh race on an eight race card with post time at 12:55 pm. Three of the seven entrants will be making their Turf debut while the remaining four have local victories to their credit. Read More...
Absolutely Cool Heads Opening Day’s Bienvenidos Stakes
Defending champion Absolutely Cool heads a field of nine sprinters in the $30,000 Bienvenidos Stakes as Turf Paradise opens its 130-day meet Saturday. The meet will run from October 15 thru May 7 with racing being conducted primarily on a five-day a week basis, Saturday thru Wednesday with first post at 12:55 pm. Read More
Arizona’s Premier Horse Track Generates Annual Economic Impact of $91 Million New Study Finds
A study, recently released by economist Dr. Margaret Ray of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia found that Turf Paradise Race Course generates an annual economic impact of $91 million to the state of Arizona. Since its establishment in 1956 as Arizona’s first sports franchise, Turf Paradise has continually been Read More
The Horses Are Back at Turf Paradise
The first of over 1,900 expected horses arrived today (Sept. 15) for the upcoming race meet at Turf Paradise. A 130-day meet will run from October 15-May 7 with racing conducted primarily on a five-day a week basis, Saturday thru Wednesday. The live race day exceptions will be three Fridays: November 4 (Breeders’ Cup), November 25 (Thanksgiving Weekend) and May 5 (Kentucky Oaks Day). Post time will be 12:55 pm. Director of Racing Mike Harlow reports that Top 10 leading trainers are returning, including four-time leading conditioner Robertino Diodoro, along with Dan McFarlane, Valorie Lund, Molly Pearson, Kevin Eikleberry and Carl O’Callaghan, “We will also have 30 new trainers, mostly from Washington and New Mexico” said Harlow. “Everything’s looking good for a great meet.”
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