Turf Paradise is Open for Simulcasts of the Breeders’ Cup.
Doors open Friday at 9am and Saturday at 8:30am.
The Breeders' Cup Classic is 3:40pm Saturday.
The Unibet Sportsbook, the ground floor grandstand, and the Paddock Bar will all be open so you can watch, wager, and win on Breeders’ Cup.
Tellers will be on duty.
Admission is free.
The menu for both days includes:
The Tiki bar will be open serving Hot Dogs, Polish Sausage, beer, and soft drinks.
Coffee and pastries available each day from open until 11am.
The bar at the Unibet Sportsbook will be open as well.
Please note this event is simulcast only, no live racing.
The buyer of Turf Paradise is going to be Richard Moore and the Turf Paradise Land Trust. Frank Nickens is the visionary. Mr. Moore’s purchase of the track will save over 5,000 jobs.
Turf Paradise, located at 19th Ave and Bell Road, first opened its doors in 1956. It has maintained Arizona’s horse racing tradition for more than six decades and is Arizona’s FIRST sports franchise.
The reason the AZHBPA extended the simulcast contract until November 12, was because there’s a buyer for Turf Paradise.
“There were a number of buyers that wanted to buy the track, perhaps at a higher price,” said Jerry Simms. ”But I decided on this gentleman because he’s going to run racing. I wanted to keep live racing alive in Arizona.”
The Arizona Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (AZ HBPA) has extended Turf Paradise’s contract to simulcast races for wagering until November 12th.
The extension avoids a shutdown of the track’s 37 Off Track Betting sites. Read more...