Arizona Horseracing

Arizona horseracing is regulated and supervised by the Arizona Department of Racing.

Live horseracing events are held at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Rillito Park in Tucson and Yavapai Downs at Prescott. Country fair racing is also held in various locations through out the state.

Arizona's horseracing history dates back to the early 1900s. During the Prohibition, Arizona was one out of 3 states that allowed legal betting on horse racing.

Groups such as the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, which was founded in the 1940s, are still around today.

Meanwhile, the Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association was established on February 17, 1958> Back then, 71 individuals interested in the breeding and racing of horses met at the office of C.W. Pardee's "Horse Factory" in Glendale, AZ.

In 1943 Tucson, Arizona hosted the first American Quarter Horse races after it was recognized as an official breed.

Arizona Horseracing Tracks

Horseracing Tracks