Turf Paradise Throws Birthday Party January 14th
Free T-Shirts. Live Music. $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile
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.
A big part of the anniversary celebration is the $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile stakes race. The late Phoenix Suns coach was an avid racing fan and a regular at the track.
The celebration continues as Turf Paradise hosts Dollar Day on MLK Day January 16th. Grandstand admission, popcorn, sodas, programs, ice cream, and hot dogs are just $1. There will also be live music.
On both days the gates open at 11am and the first post time is 12:40pm.
Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “After six decades, we’re just getting started. Thanks to all our longtime fans and the new fans who continue discover the sport of kings.”
The season also includes:
• Special Fiesta Sundays throughout the season featuring Mexican food and music
• Super Saturday February 11th
• Wiener Dog Races March 11th
• Camel and Ostrich Races March 25th
• Kentucky Derby Party May 6th
Who: Turf Paradise
What: 61st Anniversary Party
When: Saturday, January 14. Gates open at 11a.m.
Where: Turf Paradise 1501 West Bell Road
Why: To celebrate 61st seasons of horseracing in Arizona
How Much: Grandstand admission is just $3
More Info: Call (602) 942-1101/ Online www.turfparadise.com