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Turf Paradise Kentucky Derby Party
05.04.2013 07.15AM
Turf Paradise - Phoenix
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Turf Paradise Kentucky Derby Party May 4th
Watch and bet on the Derby & live local horse races

The biggest and best Kentucky Derby party in Arizona is at Turf Paradise, Arizona’s home for thoroughbred racing.

The Kentucky Derby, America's most famous horse race is celebrated with all the thrills and fun at Turf Paradise in what has become the biggest spring party in town.

Mint juleps, ladies in bonnets and sundresses, and guys in their Kentucky-Gent finery, there is no better place to savor all the excitement of what is described as "the greatest two minutes in sports." – The Kentucky Derby, Saturday, May 4 at Turf Paradise

In addition to watching the simulcast from Kentucky, the day also features a full card of live racing, giving fans a chance to bet on the derby and live local horse racing.

There is also:
Live Music
Family Fun Park
Free Kentucky Derby Glasses for the 1st 3,500 paid admissions

And the Valley’s biggest and best Kentucky Derby Hat and fashion contests with cash prizes.
Start making your bonnets and get your matching dress ready for our annual Kentucky Derby Ensemble & Hat Contest. The contest takes place in the Grandstand apron right after the running of the Kentucky Derby. Registration is free and begins at 12 noon.

Grandstand Admission is $5.00
Gates Open at 7:15am.
First Turf Paradise Live Post: 11:30am
Kentucky Derby: Approx. 3:24pm

Times are subject to change without notice, please check back for the most current times

For the latest updates check out our Derby Page

For those who want to kick it up a notch we offer all day buffets in the air conditioned comfort of our clubs and suites which feature tableside monitors.

"Top of the Park" Directors Suite Buffet $65
Reservations:  602-375-6471

Turf Club All Day Buffet $65
Turf Club Reservations: 602-375-6472

Clubhouse All Day Buffet $38 dollars
Clubhouse Reservations :602-375-6470

Players' Club Buffet $38
Reservations:  602-375-6472
For all buffets price includes: admission, seating, buffet, tax, gratuity & Kentucky Derby glass.

For those who want to be outside and close to the live horseracing action we offer:

Party on the Rail
Prime seating at either of the two full service Tiki style bars or your comfy private table with jumbo umbrella for those in need of a little shadeTABLE FOR 4: $100 with shade umbrella
Includes 4 Combo Meals : Hamburger or Hot Dog with Soda & Chips
Table Reservations: Call Amelia at 602-375-6471
Bar Stool Reservations: talk to your bartender Cindi at Tiki Bar or Shannon at La Cantina

The season goes to May 7, 2013 with live racing Fridays through Tuesdays. Turf Paradise opened its doors in 1956 and has operated at the same location (19th Avenue and Bell) ever since making it Arizona’s first sports franchise.