Arizona Racing News

Turf Paradise offers 2-year-old racing in March, Rillito hosts Q-Racing Aces
March 6, 2012

Arizona Quarter Racing Association

Turf Paradise has informed the AQRA that they will offer 2-year-old Quarter Horse racing on Fridays in March and beginning in April they will be offer at least one race per day thru May 6. The first 2-year-old Quarter Horse maiden race will be run on March 16.

As of this week, Turf Paradise trainers must enter on Sunday for Friday racing. Horsemen are asked to please note this is a change as it used to be "enter Monday for Friday races". Condition books are available on

Any Quarter Horse trainer that needs stalls during this time can contact Shawn Swartz, director of racing for Turf Paradise, for availability.AQRA will be working Turf Paradise to write races, so horsemen or encouraged to contact Loretta Brasher at (602) 625-0468 with suggestions.

Also, horsemen having a 2-year-old for the AQRA Presidents Open Spring Futurity or the Desert Classic Futurity that are needing an out and gate works will be able to get them at Turf Paradise.

Rillito Park

Patrons are urged to come to Rillito Park Racetrack on Saturday, March 10, and meet Q-Racing Ace Jen Perkins. They can take advantage of

•Free Handicapping Seminar with track announcer Jim Collins at 11:30
•Analysis of Saturday's live races at Rillito
•Ask a question and receive a FREE $2 betting voucher
•Free Handicapping materials courtesy of AQHA

Tattooing will be available for horsemen at Rillito Park on Saturday's by contacting Lee Peterson.

For additional information, contact Loretta Brasher at (602) 625-0468.