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Turf Paradise Kentucky Derby Party
05.06.2017 07.30AM - 05.30PM
Turf Paradise - Phoenix
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(PHOENIX) A Kentucky Derby party without horses is like a mint julep without mint or a Kentucky Derby outfit without a hat or a horse race without jockeys or a ….well you get the idea.  In Arizona, the only Kentucky Derby party with live horseracing is at Turf Paradise Saturday May 6th. It’s the only place in Arizona where you can watch the Derby simulcast and bet on the race, plus you can watch, wager, and win on live local horse racing.


It’s the biggest and best Kentucky Derby party in Arizona. Grandstand admission is just $5, and kids 16 and under get in free. There is also live music, a kids fun park with bounce house inflatables, and food and drink specials.


Turf’s over-the-top fashion contest is like no other with prizes in categories for Best Ensemble, Outrageous Hats, Best Dressed Gents, Best Dressed Couples, and a Little Bonnets contest for kids 12 and under. The first 5,000 paid admissions get a free commemorative Kentucky Derby glass.

For a look at highlights from last year’s Kentucky Derby Party click here.


For those wanting to kick it up a notch, there are all day buffets in the air conditioned comfort of Turf’s Directors’ Suite, Turf Club, and Club House. Reservations for these options go on sale April 1st. Details are on our Kentucky Derby page.


"Top of the Park" Directors Suite Buffet $80

Reservations:  602-375-6471

Turf Club All Day Buffet $80

Turf Club Reservations: 602-375-6472

Clubhouse All Day Buffet $55
Clubhouse Reservations: 602-375-6470

Party on the Rail $30 per person or $180 for a table of six.

Prime outdoor seating/Includes BBQ Combo Meal. Reservations:  602-375-6471

Tickets are also on sale now for a trackside experience in luxury tents. The Stella Artois Kentucky Derby DayClub includes admission to air-conditioned tents featuring betting terminals, big-screen TV’s a DJ and the Hefeweizen and Craft Beer Garden. For more information or to buy tickets for the DerbyDayclub Click here.


Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “Whether you are in the Director’s Suite, the Grandstand, the Turf Club, The Clubhouse, or the Derby DayClub Turf Paradise offers up the ultimate Kentucky Derby Party experience.   It is  a celebration of spring, horseracing, and it’s a signature day at Turf Paradise celebrating the greatest two minutes in sports. Turf Paradise has been entertaining horseracing fans for 61 seasons and Derby Day exemplifies that tradition.”

Grandstand Admission is $5.00 May 6th and seats are first come first serve. The gates open 7:15am.
The first Turf Paradise live post is 11:30am. The Kentucky Derby is approximately 3:24pm.
Those times are subject to change without notice, please check our Kentucky Derby Page for the most current times.

Turf Paradise opened its doors in in 1956 and has been at 19th Ave. and Bell Road ever since making it Arizona’s first sports franchise.