Arizona Downs

Arizona: After Spike In Equine Fatalities, Voluntary Reforms Seem Too Little Too Late

All eyes have been on California racing this week, where a recent rash of breakdowns at Santa Anita has drawn attention from national media. Overall though, California’s record on fatal injuries each year isn’t bad — the rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year finished at 1.65 per 1,000 starts, roughly equal with the national average. […]

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Arizona Downs’ New OTB Triggers 25 Percent Increase In Simulcast Handle

The new Arizona Downs’ off-track-betting operation triggered a 25-percent surge in simulcast wagering in the greater Prescott market for August, the facility’s first full month in business, over the same time frame in 2017, according to the state’s racing commission. Arizona Downs brought back wagering on racetracks across the country to the site of the […]

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Arizona Downs Opens For Simulcasting Friday After Eight-Year Hiatus

Arizona Downs, the track formerly known as Yavapai Downs, opens for simulcasting for the first time since 2010 this Friday, allowing racing and sports fans to bet on horses running at tracks around the country. “We are ready to go,” said Arizona Downs general manager Ann McGovern. “Our employees are beyond excited to show off the new Arizona […]

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Arizona Downs In Prescott Valley Opening Simulcast Facility July 13

Friday, July 13th, will be a lucky day for those in the Arizona’s Prescott Valley region wanting a new place to bet on horse racing as well as another entertainment venue. The new Arizona Downs is bringing back wagering on racetracks across the country to the site of the old Yavapai Downs on July 13. […]

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Back To The Future: Former Yavapai Downs To Reopen With New (Old) Name

The former Yavapai Downs horse track will reopen with a new name: Arizona Downs. The new ownership of the horse track in Prescott Valley has changed Yavapai Downs’ name to Arizona Downs. That was the name of a former racetrack in Phoenix that opened in 1951 at one site and later ran its annual race […]

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