KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College, and Maricopa Community Colleges
Privacy Policy | FCC Public File | Contest Rules
Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

What the future holds for the historic Turf Paradise horse racing track

It’s the end of an era at Turf Paradise, the historic horse racing track in north Phoenix near 19th Avenue and Bell Road.

Earlier this week, the track’s owner, Jerry Simms, announced  he would retire after 23 years running it, and there would be no more live racing. 

Now, the deal he had brokered to redevelop the track and the surrounding land also fell through, leaving the future of the iconic track up in the air.

Jeremy Duda with Axios Phoenix joined The Show to talk about the future of the area.

More stories from KJZZ

Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.