Keyword: turf paradise

  • Turf Paradise Wagering Glitch Probed by CHRB

    The horse racing board is investigating a communications failure involving a race at Turf Paradise Jan. 26 that allowed wagering to continue at California racetracks and simulcast facilities for five minutes after the start.

  • Jerry Simms, chairman of Turf Paradise

    Five Questions: Jerry Simms

    Businessman purchased Turf Paradise in 2000; battles with major league sports, Native American casinos for the entertainment dollar in recession-battered economy in Phoenix metroplex

  • Lonny Powell

    Powell to Head AZ Department of Racing

    Lonny Powell, a longtime industry official who has worked on the racetrack and regulatory sides, has been appointed director of the Arizona Department of Racing. Powell, currently a consultant, will begin his new job Jan. 4, 2010.

  • Joyce Scholarship Announced

    The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program is creating a scholarship in the name of the late Joseph F. Joyce Jr., a longtime horse racing executive and founder of the Arlington Million, the world's first $1-million Thoroughbred race.

  • Comebacking Kyle Kaenel Gets Return Win

    The 17-year-old apprentice Kyle Kaenel, out since April with two fractured vertebrae and a broken shoulder, rode his first winner since being injured when he brought home Edward Fortino's 3-year-old Dobson in the sixth race at Hawthorne on Sunday.

  • Wagering Up Slightly at Turf Paradise Meet

    Turf Paradise's 49th season of racing ended Sunday, with the Phoenix, Arizona track reporting a 2% across-the-board increase in wagering during the 160-day stand (seven days of racing were cancelled due to extreme weather).

  • Firefighter's Lost Derby Superfecta Ticket Found at Turf Paradise

    Matching Giacomo's unbelievable victory in Saturday's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) at 50-1 was Christopher Hertzog's loss of his $864,253 Derby Superfecta ticket Saturday and then having it found 24 hours later at Turf Paradise racetrack in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Jockey Mawing Hits 1,000-Win Milestone

    Jockey Leslie Mawing registered his 1,000th career win when he guided Wata Sunrise ($5.40) to victory in the ninth race Friday at Turf Paradise.

  • Turf Paradise Cancels Racing Saturday

    For the second consecutive day, live racing was canceled at Arizona's Turf Paradise Saturday due to unsafe track conditions caused by severe weather in the Phoenix area.

  • Lost in the Fog Sets Turf Paradise Track Mark

    Northern California invader Lost in the Fog, a 2-year-old colt trained by Greg Gilchrist, established a track record at Turf Paradise Sunday when he won the 6 1/2-furlong Arizona Juvenile Stakes in 1:13.55.

  • Substances Found in Turf Paradise Raid

    State and federal officials raided the Turf Paradise barn area Dec. 15 and found performance-enhancing substances that may have been used on racehorses.

  • Taiaslew Seeks Ninth Stakes Win in Gold Cup

    Eight-time stakes winner Taiaslew is the 123-pound highweight in a field of nine entered for the $100,000 Phoenix Gold Cup Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs March 13 at Turf Paradise in Arizona.

  • Monmouth Winds Down, Oak Tree Heats Up

    The live racing season ends Sunday at Monmouth Park near Oceanport, N.J., and at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, but as those parks prepare to lay low for the winter, Hawthorne, Oak Tree, and Turf Paradise are gearing up for openings this weekend.

  • Turf Paradise Set to Open Sept. 26

    Turf Paradise will open its 47th season of live racing with a 169-day meet, running from Sept. 26 through May 16, 2004. Live racing will be conducted five days a week, Friday through Tuesday, with first post set for 12:30 pm.

  • "In Front:" Marshall Cassidy Returns

    Marshall Cassidy, the voice of racing in New York from 1979 to 1990, will return to the announcer's booth, this time at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz. He will call the races at Turf Paradise beginning Oct. 25 through Nov. 2.

  • Simulcasting Helps Stabilize Turf Paradise Numbers

    Growth in simulcast wagering helped stabilize Turf Paradise's average daily handle and attendance even though the Phoenix area racetrack ran two more days than it did during its 2000-01 meet.

  • VLT Legislation Introduced in Arizona

    According to an article in the Feb. 5 edition of the Arizona <i>Republic</i> legislation has been introduced to allow Thoroughbred and Greyhound tracks to operate video lottery terminals (VLTs) at their facilities.

  • Arizona Tracks to Lobby to Seek VLTs

    One Thoroughbred race track and three Greyhound race tracks have joined forces to lobby the Arizona Legislature to install video lottery terminals in the their facilities. The group comprises of Turf Paradise, a Thoroughbred track in Phoenix, Tucson Greyhound Park, and American Greyhound Racing, the company that owns both Apache Greyhound Park and Phoenix Greyhound Park.

  • Four Tracks Set Claiming Crown Previews

    Claiming Crown preview days have been scheduled at four racetracks in anticipation of the main event, which is set for Aug. 4 at Canterbury Park in Minnesota. The preview days will feature races with conditions identical to those of the Claiming Crown.

  • TVG to Feature Coverage of Phoenix Gold Cup

    TVG will feature live on-location coverage of the 46th running of the Phoenix Gold Cup, Turf Paradise's $100,000 six furlong sprint for three year olds and upward, this weekend. Coverage from the Valley of the Sun will begin at 2 pm (EST) on Saturday, March 11 with TVG racing analyst and host, Caton Bredar live from Turf Paradise. Bredar will provide interviews with trainers, jockeys, owners and track personnel as well as in-depth analysis of events leading up to, during, and after the race.

  • Haskin's Derby Report: Monarchos, Startac Make Moves

    And you thought we were just going to flutter into February, with barely a breeze being stirred. It just goes to prove once again that the only sure thing about life on the Derby trail is its unpredictability. Instead of simply gliding along until the Fountain of Youth in two weeks, the 3-year-old picture hurtled into the new month on falcons' wings, thanks to several awesome performances.