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“Up close racing”

Turf Paradise Race Course
Ranked #54 of 230 things to do in Phoenix
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

With a 5 yr old, we enjoyed an afternoon of racing on St Patrick's Day, a $1 day event. First thing one sees is the colorful landscaping - beds of flowers, & tropicals recovering from the frost. It was fairly crowded, but we had little trouble watching horses in the paddock or hanging on the rail as the horses raced past, the best parts. People were happily cheering on their favorites. Even got to watch a turf race. The little one said "I love to watch the horses RUN!"
Advice - 1. If it's a special event, clubhouse price is charged at the West gate; if you want lower prices, head for the main North gate. 2.Wear your sunscreen. Grandstand seats are in full sun; if you prefer shade, buy a clubhouse ticket.

Thank AZrover41
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We sat in the club house. The food was great & so was the service.

We didn't really win, but had fun.

Great day out.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

My boyfriend and I came here on a Saturday afternoon and had a blast, even though we didn't win any of our money back! I would recommend making a reservation at the Clubhouse before going, but you can also find a seat when you get there. Each seat comes with it's own TV and your own server. Every one on the staff, from the initial receptionist to the hostess to the server were wonderful! They were helpful in showing us where to place our bets and had no problem with us moving our seat (which was initially by the window and was way to hot to sit in!). We can't wait to go back--just hoping we get lucky next time!

Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

While spending the winter in the "Valley", we were looking for something else besides the regular tourist/shopping things we usually do. We decided go to the Turf Paradise for something different. We weren't disappointed. Even though the track looks like it's been around awhile, the place was clean and had plenty of good seats both inside and outside. The service at the betting windows was pleasant and helpful. The day we attended, there were $2 draft beers and $3 hot dogs which we felt were fair prices. There are also several other food choices like burgers, pizza, etc. We enjoyed the races and the crowd was well behaved. We should recommend anyone who might enjoy a day at the races to stop by this track and give it a try.

Thank B L J
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Being from Saratoga area wanted to compare this track with ours. See the track on OTB when they simulcast on there station and see the mountains and cactus in the background. Well, I was a little disappointed. About 200 people total at the track. Good track to watch the races from the rail because their is nobody there. Poor quality of horses but rated very good because I enjoy racing.

Thank Stash279
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