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Rillito Park Horse Racetrack

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Address: 13477 North Heritage Gateway, Tucson, AZ
Phone Number: 520 293 5011
Description: Historical landmark for quarter horse racing for 50 year.

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Fun with the ponies

This was a first experience so we sat in the club house. The wagering staff were very helpful to me since I was such a rookie to the sport. The food was not so great as was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was a first experience so we sat in the club house. The wagering staff were very helpful to me since I was such a rookie to the sport. The food was not so great as was the service. Very unorganized staff and the food was below ballpark standard However, the atmosphere was great and my wife and I are... More 

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Pasadena, Texas
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19 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We came here a week ago to watch the thoroughbreds run. We had a great time at this small racetrack. Love sitting in the lawn chairs right by the track. They do have covered seats if you prefer. We were able to park close too!

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Green Valley, Arizona
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34 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Though what looks like a hand painted sign above the 'Clubhouse' says the track was established in 1943, many improvements have been and continue to be made. Racing begins at 1:00PM, and last weekend there were 8 races. Racing is every Saturday and Sunday with the exception of Easter Sunday, through the first two weeks of June. Many people brought... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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40 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Quarter horses only race for a couple of months every year in Tucson, Arizona--February and March to be exact. And, they've been racin' in Tucson for a long long time. The legendary two story track Rillito Racetrack has a storied past and unclear future. A young trainer named Bob Baffert cut his teeth on racing his quarter horses in the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I took my Dad for his birthday this past weekend to the Rillito Park Horse Track and we had a blast! Older facility with covered Grand Stand seating as well as trackside outdoor seating for the making of a fun day in Tucson. The only downside is that it is only open for a few months a year and you... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

This old track has that rustic charm that is rapidly fading away in most venues. I don't believe there have been a lot of "upgrades" which is fine with me.

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