Rillito Park Horse Race

Horses make their way down the final stretch during a race at Rillito Racetrack.

file photo Randy Metcalf/The Explorer

Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing at Rillito Park Race Track, 4502 N. First Ave., has been canceled this weekend because of expected inclement weather.

As a result, the racing season, which was to end Sunday, March 17, has been extended an additional weekend – to March 23-24.

Gates open at 11 a.m. at the track. Post time is 1 p.m. Racing ends at 5:30.

Eight or nine races are held each Saturday and Sunday.

Children under 12 get in free to the grandstand and clubhouse. The clubhouse offers a full restaurant and bars. Snack and beverage bars are on both levels of the grandstand.

And parking is free (valet parking is available).

General admission, including the grandstand $5

Clubhouse seating $8

Window seating in the grandstand $10

Tables for four along the windows in the grandstand $20

Tables for four along the windows in the clubhouse $25

Call the track at 293-5011 or learn more about it and other family attractions in Southern Arizona online at

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