Turf Paradise Racetrack



Feeling lucky?   Do you look smashing in a big hat, carrying little binoculars? Horses race over the finish line at Turf Paradise Racetrack
Then plan a fun date to Turf Paradise Racetrack!  The track runs live horse races from October to May.  During the summer months, there are no live races, but the track is still open with simulcast and betting.

Horse and jockey at Turf Paradise RacetrackThe Grandstands at Turf Paradise RacetrackWhen you plan your date, check for special events. there are discount days, free t-shirt give aways, and live music offered at frequent intervals.  This can add a little flair to your date.  On our date, we each recieved a t-shirt, and had a chance to win free movie tickets.

The track has three seating areas.  We chose to sit in the grandstand which has indoor and outdoor bleacher style seating, and lots of standing room right up next to the track.   There were several concession stands and a bar.  Admission was only $2 per person.

Next to the track at Turf Paradise Racetrack

Horses racing at Turf Paradise Race Track

If you want to upgrade, the Clubhouse and the Turf Club have seating at tables, with a live monitor at each table.  You can order full meals in both areas.  Admission is $4 per person, and there is a $5 per person seating fee.  

Horses and jockeys race at Turf Paradise RacetrackYou can still walk down and stand next to the track and be close to the action.  The menu and the prices seemed standard for classic American fare.  We ate hotdogs from the concession stand ($1 each) and they were pretty good.  Parking at the track is free.

Post times are about 40 minutes apart, so you will have time to fill between the races.   You will have plenty of time to eat, wander around, and talk.  You might even want to place a bet!  It could be your lucky day!

The finish line at Turf Paradise Racetrack
Turf Paradise
1501 W. Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023

The horses coming toward the finish line

Another Date Idea

  • Take a ride on a scaled train. The free, 30-40 minute rides are offered every Sunday.