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Rillito Park Horse Racetrack

#89 of 300 things to do in Tucson Features Animals
13477 North Heritage Gateway, Tucson, AZ
+1 520-293-5011
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Interesting option

If you've been itching to try something different and possibly win a few bucks in the process, then... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
Historic Tucson Horse Track

This track opened in 1943 and is the home to the beginningt of Quarter Horse Racing in... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Paul G
Tucson, Arizona
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Historical landmark for quarter horse racing for 50 year.
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13477 North Heritage Gateway, Tucson, AZ
+1 520-293-5011
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've been itching to try something different and possibly win a few bucks in the process, then this is an option for you. You don't have to go broke betting, and not doing it at all while easing back and watching the horses run...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This track opened in 1943 and is the home to the beginningt of Quarter Horse Racing in America. Open only on week ends during the months of Feb. & Mar. this is not Churchill Downs or Santa Anita or Gulfstream, what it is, is a...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great local place. It's fun too just people watch and feel the excitement. The entrance fee was doable. The one word of caution. Go early as the parking lot fills quickly.

1  Thank Connie F
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We are racing enthusiasts so when my son mentioned this we said why not? What a blast, this is not Churchill Downs, Delmar or Arlington Park but it is good inexpensive racing. Also a great up close experience. You can see and feel the passion...More

2  Thank Phil K
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great time making simple 2$ bets and cheering for our horses. Without really knowing what we doing we ended up winning for the day! Bring your binoculars.

2  Thank DrSoule
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went to an 8-race card on opening day 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed Tuscon's version of a day at the races. Rillito has been around since 1943 and is enthusiastically supported by the local community even though publicity/promotion is sadly lacking. A million dollars has recently...More

2  Thank Robert U
Reviewed 1 April 2016

You can bet as little as $2. Plenty of parking and $5 to get in per person. Before the race you can get up close and see each of the horses. Fun atmosphere. They have food and drink carts outside. The pizza was yummy!

1  Thank PortsTraveler
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Watching the ponies run is so exciting that next year I will be looking at season passes. The saddle room is in need of improvements. Some cosmetic, some staff corrections and the food needs a complete overhaul. However, the feel of this place is wonderful....More

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 9 March 2016

It was a really fun day at the races! I love to watch Quarter Horse races (especially when they face the TBs), and I had a lot of fun! The only down side is that unfortunately now you have to pay for parking, to get...More

Thank Val L
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Every year we are in Tucson we go to this track and it is an interesting and in expensive experience. But know that the specialty is quarter horse racing. About 50% of the races are only about 330 yards long and take 18-20 seconds from...More

1  Thank Mike G
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