While you can’t bet on the camel, ostrich and zebra racing, you can still bet on the horses.
Camels, ostriches, and zebras race competitively but they are far less cooperative than the horses.
Here are some highlights from last year.
In addition to one of a kind racing the day also features:
- Live Music
- $3 bottled Beer
- A Kids Fun Park with Bounce House Inflatables
- A full card of traditional horse racing and, of course, you can bet on them!
Grandstand admission is $3 and kids 16 and under getting in for free.
The event is co- sponsored by the Arizona Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association.
Turf Paradise General Manager Vincent Francia said, “The camels, ostriches and zebra are fan favorites. I just hope the horses don’t get jealous.”
In addition to offering live local racing through May 6th, the season also includes Fiesta Sundays featuring Mexican food and music March 25th and April 29th; and a Kentucky Derby Party May 5th
Turf Paradise is Arizona’s first sports franchise, and has operated continuously at the same location at 19th Ave and Bell since 1956. It offers one of the longest racing seasons in the United States thanks to Arizona’s great weather. Through Off Track Betting networks its races are viewed at OTB locations all over the United States and worldwide.