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Turf Paradise Race Course

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Neighbourhood: Deer Valley
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Address: 1501 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023-3411
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 22:00

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Fun day at the races!

This was a fun day of watching races. I am not sure what people expect when they go to a horse race but this place was pretty typical of others around the country if not better... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
TTKY
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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HUDSON
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the track for the 1st time and was happy we did. From the first gate the staff was very helpful as we hadn't been there before. The food was all great and good prices. We've been to a lot of race tracks nationwide and while many are a bit older as is this one is its well maintained and... More 

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Thank Jeff E
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83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I had high expectations for this race track as it's basically in the city and from pictures it looked really neat. I also used to work at a casino/racetrack and my expectations were high. Went inside and this place needs a MAJOR remodel! The smaller race track that I worked at could easily put this one to shame! I was... More 

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Thank AndreaPost
Edmonton
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The food was excellent especially the deserts. There was quite a variety and the cakes were absolutely delicious.

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Thank Carole B
Scottsdale, Arizona
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I hadn't been to the races in quite a while and decided we would go on Saturday. We got the club house tickets got a great table, We bet on the first race and lost, on to the next race, we bet and went outside to see the race and be right by the finish line, our horses came in... More 

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Thank LSor3
Cobb, California
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We go to the Valley of the Sun each March for Spring Training. We are there usually over two weeks, and need a diversion that is not baseball. Not that there is anything wrong with baseball. We have made Turf Paradise a place we visit once a spring. Located in North Phoenix, it is easily accessible by freeway. Parking is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was a fun day of watching races. I am not sure what people expect when they go to a horse race but this place was pretty typical of others around the country if not better. It is just like the race track in Baltimore where the preakness is held every year. Food is very casual but good. The chocolate... More 

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Thank TTKY
Richardson, Texas
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215 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

With all of the OTB options in the Valley of the Sun, it is a wonder that anyone bothers to actually come to the track anymore. Mediocre races, but in essence being able to bet on any active track in North America, makes a day at races appealing. No admission fee is attractive. Waiting attendants in reserved area (no fee)... More 

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Thank Lee F
Calgary, AB Canada
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135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Had a fun day learning about horse racing and betting while enjoying a wonderful buffet. We were booked in a private room and buffet which gave us access to the veranda...the best of both worlds, air conditioned comfort between races and yet we could stand outside to watch each race! The alternative races, camels, zebras and ostruches provided more entertainment!... More 

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Thank MarilynandGary
MI
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186 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We are just visiting, but thought it might be fun to go to the track. It just so happened to be a free day inside where it was cool, 95 outside. Nice set up. We didn't have lunch, but everything looked good and prices too. We had a drink and stayed for 6 races. You sit at the tables with... More 

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Thank fishonMi
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Had a great time until we went to cash out our winning ticket. We were denied by the cashiers and the manager. They said we were were too late (10 minutes after the last race by their clock) and had to come back tomorrow. Really? It was a $33 ticket that would have taken them 2 seconds to cash out... More 

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