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....
Churchill Downs’ $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) will be simulcast this Saturday (Sept. 5) at Turf Paradise and at most of Turf’s OTB sites. Coronavirus protocols, such as the wearing of masks and social distancing, will be in effect at Turf and at all OTB. Wagering at Turf will take place in the first floor of the Grandstand. Turf will open at 7:30 am Saturday to receive the first of the Churchill Downs’ simulcasts beginning at 8:00 am. The Ky Derby post time is 4:01 pm (MST)...
This letter is written to respond to a post written by Mr. Bob Hutton, President of the AZHBPA that appeared on Facebook on August 15. This letter is written to clarify some of the statements and impressions in Mr. Hutton’s letter. In other words, to set the record straight...
Hours of Operation:
Simulcast Racing seven days a week starting at 9 a.m.
Live Racing Season: Oct - May
Gates open for General Public at 11 a.m. Closed
Live Racing Sat - Wed - check calendar for exceptions