The Biggest and Best Kentucky Derby Party in Arizona
Watch & Wager on Derby Simulcast Plus Live Local Horseracing
The biggest and best Kentucky Derby party is May 5th at Turf Paradise. It’s the only place in Arizona where you can watch live local horseracing AND bet on the Derby simulcast.
For those who can’t make it to the track, there are more than 56 Off Track Betting sites where you can bet on the Derby and live racing at Turf Paradise.
Grandstand admission is just $5, and kids 16 and under get in free. There is also live music, a kids’ fun park with bounce house inflatables, and food and drink specials.
The first 5,000 paid admissions get a free commemorative Kentucky Derby glass.
Turf Paradise also hosts a one-of-a-kind Bonnet and Derby Fashion Contest.
For a look at highlights from last year’s Kentucky Derby Party click here.
Grandstand Admission is $5.00 on May 5th and seats are first come first serve. Kids 16 and under get in free for the Grandstand only.
The gates open 7:15am. The first Turf Paradise live post is 11:30am. The Kentucky Derby is approximately 3:46pm. Those times are subject to change without notice, please check our Kentucky Derby Page for the most current times. General self-parking at Turf Paradise is $5. Valet parking is available for $15.
For those wanting to kick it up a notch, there are all day buffets in the air conditioned comfort of Turf’s Directors’ Suite, Turf Club, and Club House. Reservations are required. Details are on our Kentucky Derby page.
"Top of the Park" Directors Suite Buffet $90
Turf Club All Day Buffet $90
Turf Terrace Ballroom & Attached Patio $90
Includes all day buffet.
Clubhouse All Day Buffet $65
Clubhouse Reservations: 602-375-6470
Pavilion Buffet $50
Price includes a continental breakfast and a BBQ lunch buffet.
Party on the Rail $210 for a table of six or $35 per individual
Prime outdoor seating/Includes BBQ Combo Meal. Reservations: 602-375-6412
Tickets are also on sale now for a trackside experience in luxury tents. The Stella Artois Kentucky Derby DayClub includes admission to air-conditioned tents featuring betting terminals, big-screen TV’s and a DJ. There are also VIP options. For information or to buy tickets for the Derby DayClub click here.
Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “Derby Day at Turf Paradise has been an Arizona tradition for 62 years. From the Director’s Suite to the Grandstand Apron, Turf Paradise offers ways to enjoy Derby Day at all price levels. For fans, families, and fun-seekers Turf Paradise hosts the ultimate Kentucky Derby Party celebrating the greatest two minutes in sports.”
Turf Paradise opened its doors in in 1956 and has been at 19th Ave. and Bell Road ever since making it Arizona’s first sports franchise.