Race Days Change to Monday thru Friday
An estimated $4 million in purse money will be available when Turf Paradise opens its 84-day live meet, running from January 4 thru May 1, 2021. Racing will be conducted on a 5-day a week basis, Monday thru Friday (a change from the original schedule of Saturday thru Wednesday). Kentucky Derby Day Saturday, May 1, will be the lone exception...
Turf Paradise and the Arizona Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (AZHBPA) have agreed to resume live racing at the Phoenix-based oval with an 84-day meeting running from January 2 thru May 1, 2021. The meet would run on a five-day a week schedule, Saturday thru Wednesday. Horsemen can arrive Nov. 19 for stall preparations and then bring horses into the stable area Nov. 25. Training would begin Dec. 2...
With both Turf Paradise and Arizona Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (AZHBPA) representatives telling the Arizona Racing Commission (AZRC) Thursday that they are now close to agreeing on a contract for an 84-date, Jan. 2-May 1 race meet, AZRC chairman Rory Goree indicated that the commission stands ready to approve the dates request, which has already been submitted to the board but was not placed on the agenda for a vote at the Oct. 8 video meeting. Approval could come via a special AZRC session that might get scheduled before the next monthly commission meeting Nov. 12...
Turf Paradise has submitted live race dates for an 84-day winter meet – January 2 thru May 1, 2021 – to the Racing Commission for their approval at the October 8 meeting. We know this is welcome news to the horsemen. Turf Paradise is prepared and willing to do this for the horsemen and Arizona racing. But there are two conditions that must be met in order for us to host this meet...
Turf Paradise is proposing to host a live meet, beginning January 2, thru May 1, 2021, which is Kentucky Derby Day. We have heard from you, the horsemen, that you need and want live racing in Arizona as soon as possible. We are able to have Turf race-ready for the horsemen by January 2. But there are two conditions that have to be met before Turf will do this. The first condition is the $2.1 million that was transferred out of the Turf Paradise horsemen’s purse account into an account by the AZHBPA, has to be returned to the horsemen’s purse account at Turf for the race meet....
Hours of Operation:
Simulcast Racing seven days a week starting at 9 a.m.
Live Racing Season: January - May
Gates open for General Public at 11 a.m. Closed
Live Racing Sat - Wed - check calendar for exceptions