Marilee Herrera is a new racehorse owner at the 2021 Turf Paradise race meet. Her story is one of incredible perseverance, patriotism, a desire to be the best as well as the transformative power of the sport and the love of horses. But as she will tell you in her own words, it is just part of a far greater journey! Marilee also shares details about a horse you need to look out for running at Turf Paradise! ...
Longshot Raagheb ($18.20) claimed victory in the $30,500 Hank Mills, Sr. Stakes as Turf Paradise kicked off opening day of its 84-day meet and the return of live horse racing to Arizona...
Turf Paradise commences its 84-day live race meet, running from January 4 thru May 1, 2021. Racing will be conducted on a 5-day a week schedule, Monday thru Friday. Opening day attracted 88 entries for the nine-race program with a first post time of 12.30 PM (MST.) The highlight of the opening day is the $30,500 Hank Mills Sr. Stakes (6 ½ Furlongs) that has drawn a full field of twelve including three from the barn of Justin Evans, Pendleton, Raagheb and Black Ops....
As per the ADOR directives stating there must be tightly controlled access to the stable area, the barn area will be closed to all nonessential persons. Owners, visitors, children, jockey agents and guests are not allowed on the backside at this time.
The requirement for entry onto the backside with approved access will have an entry log and must list name, racing license number the date and time and temperature reading...
IMPORTANT DATES FOR HORSEMEN
Thu. Nov 19 Horsemen arrive to arrange stalls
Wed. Nov. 25 Horses admitted to stable area
Wed. Dec. 2 First day of training, main track
Mon. Dec. 14 Gate training available
Mon. Dec. 28 First day of entries
Mon. Jan. 4 First day of live racing
Reminder: Masks must be worn at all times while on the grounds of Turf Paradise and Social Distancing should be maintained as much as possible.
On Thursday (Nov.12) the Arizona Racing Commission approved Turf Paradise’s request to host an 84-day meet (Jan. 4-May 1, 2021) by a 3-0 vote. In a separate agenda item the Commission also approved a contract between the track and Monarch by 2-1 vote...