We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rillito Park Horse Racetrack

Features Animals
13477 North Heritage Gateway, Tucson, AZ
+1 520-293-5011
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Rillito horse races

Super fun day! Lots of gorgeous horses to watch. Very exciting races , and I won $5.00... gunna... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
pat a
,
tucson
via mobile
A great way to spend an afternoon

We were very impressed with the whole experience at the Rillito race track. It's a small raceway... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
X-NYr
,
Arlington, VA
Read all 20 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Historical landmark for quarter horse racing for 50 year.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good70%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
13477 North Heritage Gateway, Tucson, AZ
CONTACT
Website
+1 520-293-5011
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Tucson
from US$109.00
More Info
from US$54.30
More Info
from US$27.15
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (20)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"general admission"
in 5 reviews
"quarter horses"
in 2 reviews
"santa anita"
in 2 reviews
"horse track"
in 2 reviews
"fun afternoon"
in 2 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 2 reviews
"all ages"
in 3 reviews
"races"
in 10 reviews
"ponies"
in 3 reviews
"gulfstream"
in 2 reviews
"concessions"
in 2 reviews
"trainers"
in 2 reviews
"bandstand"
in 6 reviews
"betting"
in 4 reviews
"blast"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 20 reviews

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Super fun day! Lots of gorgeous horses to watch. Very exciting races , and I won $5.00... gunna buy me a Cadillac!

Thank pat a
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We were very impressed with the whole experience at the Rillito race track. It's a small raceway, so it's easy to move around and see the horses up close in the paddock before the race and on the track running. It's easy to place bets...More

Thank X-NYr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This is an inexpensive way to spend some time with the locals and maybe even win a few dollars. Parking is now up to $3 but still a deal. They have placed out padded chairs that go fast so get there early if you need...More

1  Thank Ellen4719
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The afternoon we were there the first six races were for thoroughbreds (5-6 furlongs) and the last two were for quarter horses (shorter, only about 20 seconds long). The place was packed - all ages and lots of families. General admission is $5 but for...More

1  Thank Mike G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The place where Quarterhorse Racing first started. What an experience! History. Pageantry. Fun! And best of all - lucrative! We only ever make a two dollar bet each but if you read the program and bet with your head you can make back the entry...More

1  Thank DrSoule
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This track opened in 1943 and is the home to the beginningt of Quarter Horse Racing in America. Open only on week ends during the months of Feb. & Mar. this is not Churchill Downs or Santa Anita or Gulfstream, what it is, is a...More

2  Thank Paul G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great local place. It's fun too just people watch and feel the excitement. The entrance fee was doable. The one word of caution. Go early as the parking lot fills quickly.

2  Thank Connie F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We are racing enthusiasts so when my son mentioned this we said why not? What a blast, this is not Churchill Downs, Delmar or Arlington Park but it is good inexpensive racing. Also a great up close experience. You can see and feel the passion...More

3  Thank Phil K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great time making simple 2$ bets and cheering for our horses. Without really knowing what we doing we ended up winning for the day! Bring your binoculars.

3  Thank DrSoule
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went to an 8-race card on opening day 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed Tuscon's version of a day at the races. Rillito has been around since 1943 and is enthusiastically supported by the local community even though publicity/promotion is sadly lacking. A million dollars has recently...More

4  Thank Robert U
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 129 hotels in Tucson
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
1,528 reviews
3.08 km away
The Golf Villas at Oro Valley
57 reviews
9.19 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites
103 reviews
10.66 km away
Days Inn & Suites Tucson/Marana
636 reviews
10.66 km away
Nearby Restaurants
CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
248 reviews
3.05 km away
Cayton's Burger Bistro
228 reviews
3.34 km away
Ignite
140 reviews
3.08 km away
Vero Amore
169 reviews
3.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ritz Carlton Golf Course Dove Mountain
127 reviews
3.06 km away
Gallery Golf Club
47 reviews
1.05 km away
Wild Burro Trail
17 reviews
2.86 km away
The Highlands at Dove Mountain Golf Course
18 reviews
.59 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
joleniaz
14 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from DrSoule | Reviewed this property |
Post time is 1 pm
0
Votes
Lorainel L
26 December 2017|
Answer
Response from Mike G | Reviewed this property |
Today is 2/18 and they have been racing on weekends since 2/10. The meet lasts six weekends. See their website
0
Votes
;