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Rillito Race Track live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred Racing

February 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - March 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm MST

Rillito Race Track live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing action returns to Historic Rillito Race Track for the Winter Meet 2019. The Rillito Park Racetrack 2019 race dates begin on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 and run every weekend through St. Patrick’s Day at the historic site, famous as the birthplace of modern day Quarter Horse racing. The facility is home to the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Internship Program. Rillito is also hosts P.R.I.S.E. the Paribet Racing Industry Student Experience mentoring up to 30 students per season in jobs related to horse racing careers. 2019 Race Dates:

Sat Feb 9 Opening Weekend – Pima County Fair Racing

Sun Feb 10 Opening Weekend – Pima County Fair Racing

Sat Feb 16 Military & First Responders – Pima County Fair Racing

Sun Feb 17 Arizona VIPs

Sat Feb 23 University of Arizona Days – Pima County Fair Racing – El Moro De Cumpas Trials

Sun Feb 24 University of Arizona Days

Sat Mar 2 Rillito History Day – Wild Weenie Run (Wiener Dog Races)

Sun Mar 3 Mardi Gras Celebration

Sat Mar 9 Western Heritage Days

Sun Mar 10 Western Heritage Days

Sat Mar 16 Hispanic Heritage – El Moro De Cumpas

Sun Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day

Post times for Saturday and Sunday racing is 1:30pm. Rillito Race Track will again air simulcasts for pari-mutuel wagering available from tracks around the country. Bert W. Martin Foundation and the Warden Family provided the major funding of Rillito Park Foundation. For more information about the winter race meet, table reservations and sponsorships, visit or call 520-RILLITO.

Rillito Racing Inc. has an agreement with Pima County to operate the track under the auspices of Rillito Park Foundation through 2021. The park is on the National Register of Historic Places. The facility is the site of horse racing, the Jelk’s Farm Stud House, the largest farmer’s market in southern Arizona, soccer fields, special events and festivals and is in the Pima County Park system. For more information contact: Dr. Ed Ackerley Ackerley Advertising (520) 850-7058


February 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
March 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Rillito Park
4502 N. 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ United States
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