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Turf Paradise Racecourse

1501 West Bell Road, Phoenix, Arizona  [view mapview map]   

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Casino opened:January 7, 1956
Self parking:Yes
Valet:Yes

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Hotels: Phoenix Hotels
Venues: Meeting and Event Facilities

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Turf Paradise Racecourse Review

Turf Paradise is a thoroughbred and quarter horse racetrack located at 1501 West Bell Road,  in the North Mountain section of Phoenix, Arizona. The facility first opened in 1956 and has enjoyed a strong patron base ever since. The venue features two tracks, simulcast betting area, several restaurants and banquet facilities and two bars. Turf Paradise is open year-round, seven-days a week from 9:00am to 7:00pm for simulcasting.

The Live Racing season runs from October - May / Sat. - Wed. Gates open for the general public at 11am.

The track has a one-mile dirt oval and a seven-furlong turf oval.

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Gaming at Turf Paradise

Turf Paradise offers a winter season of live racing 5 days per week, October to May featuring thoroughbred and quarter horses, as well as year-round simulcast race broadcasts and betting, with over 60 tracks offered throughout the year and up to 28 race tracks a day presented.  Pools are commingled.

Simulcasting takes place in the 1,000-seat Clubhouse, which features 80 betting carrels, private monitors and two double banks of 14 large-screen TVs. It is air-conditioned and offers concessions and luncheon selections daily. You'll also find racing programs, wagering sheets and the Daily Racing Form there as well.

There is no admission charge for Summer Simulcasting and none on Dark Days during the live race meet.

Doors open at 11am daily. Post times are 12:30 most of the season with 1pm post times in the spring.

Find the OFF TRACK schedule HERE and the ON TRACK schedule here.

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Dining & Restaurants

Grandstand

  • Price range: Budget

Turf Club

  • Serving: Cafe/Variety

Located on the third floor of the main building, the Turf Club is an upscale, multi-tiered dining room with tables for two, four or six guests and private TV monitors on each table. Offers an a la carte menu and is open during live race day. Reservations are recommended.

Players Club is located on the 3rd level behind the Turf Club and caters to serious horse players. Features 70 individual seat carrels and private TV monitors and has its own mutuel betting windows and full-service bar. Has a “sports bar” atmosphere. Offers the same a la carte menu as the Turf Club and while it does not offer direct view of the racetrack, visitors need only take a few steps into the Turf Club to see the live horse racing action. Only open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until the last simulcast race.

 

It is an exclusive venue offering upscale drinks and food to enjoy while watching the simulcast races. Open Friday through Sunday from 9am until the last simulcast.

Director’s Suite features a full bar and betting facilities, is usually set aside for special events and banquets and requires reservations.

Club Terrace is also a special venue with indoor/outdoor seating. Available by request, Club Terrace has betting facilities and TV’s throughout the room to watch simulcast races.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (602) 942-1101
  • Attire: Country Club/Business Casual
  • Takes reservations

Clubhouse

  • Serving: Deli, Cafe/Variety, à la carte

Located on the 2nd level of the main building, the Clubhouse is a casual dining room, which offers tiered seating in four-top and two-top tables with individual TV monitors. It can accommodate 1,000 guests and features a great view, betting windows and self-serve wagering machines. Visitors can choose from an a la carte menu as well as a deli menu. Open 7 days a week. Reservations are recommended on live race days.

Serving as the main bar for the Clubhouse, the Clubhouse Bar is a full-service bar with a broad range of premium and well drinks and an assortment of domestic, imported and crafted beers. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until the last simulcast race.

Located on the main floor and west end of the Clubhouse just above the horsemen’s seating section, the Horseman's Bar offers full-service and is a favorite among the horsemen. Available for patrons as well.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (602) 942-1101
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual
  • Takes reservations

Jerry’s Deli

  • Serving: Deli, Snacks / Hotdogs, Pizza

Jerry’s Deli is located on the second level of the Clubhouse at Turf Paradise and offers a menu that includes sandwiches, hot dogs, pretzels, chili, popcorn, pizza, ice cream, coffee, muffins - you name it.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (602) 942-1101
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual

Silks Lounge

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, American

Located between the Turf Club and the Turf Club Terrace on the third level, Silks Lounge is only open on live race days and reservations are highly recommended. The room is shaped in the round with seating for 60 patrons. Order delicious entrees and sides fro the a la carte menu, and drink at the private bar or dine on the covered veranda. Proper attire is required, it's race day after all.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Reservations: (602) 942-1101
  • Alcohol: Full Bar Service
  • Attire: Country Club/Business Casual
  • Takes reservations
  • Outdoor seating

Turf Paradise Venues & Hotspots

Meeting and Event Facilities

Turf Paradise offers a number of venues to accommodate from casual to classic events, including company picnics, holiday parties, VIP dinners, fundraisers, weddings and more. Venues include:

Director's Suite: Offers creative buffets, a balcony overlooking the paddock and the track, a bar, built-in television monitors and private mutuel tellers. Can accommodate 60 guests for sit down inside, 60–150 guests utilizing indoors/outdoor balcony.

Turf Terrace: Situated right at the finish line, with an attached covered terrace, offering a buffet, built in television monitors and private mutuel tellers. Can accommodate 280 guests.

Terrace Cafe: Private balcony overlooking the finish line and surrounding mountains. Can accommodate 50 guests.

Park Pavilion: Located on the home stretch, a unique outdoor gated area with umbrella picnic tables in a casual atmosphere. Minimum 25 guests.

Turf Club: Tri-level dining room with floor to ceiling windows with a view of the horses battling down the stretch. Individual TV monitors on every table & mutuel tellers.

Party on the Rail: Seating right on the finish line, a unique outdoor gated area with umbrella picnic tables. Minimum 25 guests.

Shops

  • Grandstand Gift Shop (Souvenirs)
  • Clubhouse Gift Shop (Souvenirs)

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Address: 1501 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023, USA

Phone: (602) 942-1101

Fax: (602) 942-8659

Website: www.turfparadise.com/

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Twitter: @turf_paradise

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Casino hours

Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Monday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Thursday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday 11:00am to 9:00pm

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