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Arizona is one of the best places in the US to be a horseplayer even if you're not near the track, with more than 35 OTBs in the Phoenix area, and 20 more located around the state, from Yuma to Flagstaff. Whether you're looking for on-track information, OTB locations or a good online racebook to make a bet, we have it all here at Off Track Betting Arizona.
With the hard-packed desert plains perfect for speed, it’s easy to imagine both the original natives of Arizona and the cowboys who came later not being able to resist the temptation of finding out who had the fastest pony, the starting point for the sport of horse racing everywhere.
In Arizona, racing continues today in a more formal way, with Turf Paradise in Phoenix and Rillito Park in Tucson providing thoroughbred and quarter-horse action throughout the winter months. But if you can’t get to the track, we’re your best bet to find off track betting information, or details on where to find the best online racebooks to bet the ponies in Arizona, or anywhere else in the world.
Beyond just pointing you in the direction of some of the OTBs located throughout the state, here we provide track details and schedules, and give the inside information with race contenders and odds. If betting from home is what you want, we review a variety of online racebook options and explain the wide range of bonus features those racebooks have on offer.
Turf Paradise Horse Racing
For 60 years, Turf Paradise in north Phoenix has been the main focal point of racing in Arizona, running a fall/winter meet that draws some of the best throughbreds and quarter horses in training in the US southwest.
From its modest beginnings, Turf Paradise now features more than 130 days of racing action. The one-mile oval dirt track is complemented by a seven furlong turf course, and a four furlong training oval.
The three-story grandstand at Turf Paradise features seating for 1000 in the Clubhouse, and another 500 seats in the Turf Club and Turf Club Terrace, with a full seating capacity of 7,000.
Arizona Off Track Betting Locations
As mentioned earlier, Arizona is a great place to get out to put down a wager on the races at Turf Paradise or Rillito Park from one of the many OTB locations located throughout the state. Most of the OTBs in Arizona are located in bars and restaurants where you can have a great time socializing with friends while cheering home a winner. Check out our selected list of OTB locations below.
Of course, if you can’t get out to your favorite OTB, you can always make a bet through a reliable online racebook, and elsewhere on this site you can find reviews for top-rated internet wagering sites.
Arena Sports Grill6245 E Bell Rd # 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-6404 (480) 948-0008 arenasportsgrills.com
Gallagher's Sports Grill3220 East Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042 602) 997- 0084 gallaghersaz.com
Gallagher's has five locations in the Valley. See website for details.