Arizona Horse Racing
Winter racing in the United States' southwest has been a staple of the Arizona sports scene for years, and really came into its own with the opening of Turf Paradise race track in north Phoenix in the mid 1950s. In addition to Turf Paradise, which typically features thoroughbreds running on both dirt and turf, Tucson is home to Rillito Park, where Quarterhorse racing is the main attraction.
Arizona Race Tracks
Located at 1501 West Bell Road in Phoenix, Turf Paradise hosts racing from mid-October to mid-May. Major Stakes races include the Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile, the Turf Paradise Derby, the Arizona Oaks for thoroughbreds, and the Bank of America Challenge for Quarterhorses.
Rillito Park is located at 4502 North First Avenue in Tucson. They hold a Winter meet from mid-February to mid-March, as well as Fall meet in October. The track is affiliated with the University of Arizona through their Race Track Management Program, whose gradutes include Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher.
Bet Arizona Horse Racing Online!
If you can't get to an Arizona race track, you can still bet the horses through a convenient online racebook!
* REMINDER! - you must be of legal age in your state or province to legally wager on thoroughbred or harness horse racing. Please bet responsibly!