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Turf Paradise Reports 40% Decline In Racing Fatalities After New Safety Protocols

Phoenix-based Turf Paradise, Arizona’s largest horse racing track, saw racing-related equine fatalities fall by nearly 40% during the season that ended May 3, according to a press release from the Rose, Moser, Allyn public relations firm. During the 2017-’18 meet there were 7,452 starts and 23 Thoroughbred racing related equine fatalities. During the 2018-’19 meet […]

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Sorry, Wrong Number: Turf Paradise Ending Telephone Wagering

Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz., is pulling the plug on telephone wagering less than three years after the outdated service went into effect. A statement on the Turf Paradise website said: “Effective January 9, 2018, all Phone Betting Accounts for Arizona residents will no longer be active. This includes phone betting accounts with TVG, Twin Spires, Xpressbet […]

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‘I’m Fearful For My Horses’ Lives’: Owner Wants Racing Suspended At Turf Paradise

In the face of the equine herpes virus threat, owner Carl Grether is calling on Arizona’s Turf Paradise to cancel racing, according to With one confirmed case of EHV-1, a horse that shipped in from Sunland Park, the track has already enacted a quarantine which restricts horses from leaving or entering the facility until […]

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Turf Paradise: Where Have the Times Gone?

Bettors watching races at Turf Paradise might be wondering why they haven’t seen fractional times appearing on the infield message board. Since the start of the current meet, race fractions have been shown on TV monitors but not on the tote board, as they normally would. The reason: the Phoenix, Az. racetrack switched timing system […]

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