May 2007

Are You An RVer Who Enjoys The Races?
Fort Tuthill County Park Is The Place To Be

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Witness the action-packed horse racing in comfortable and shaded box seats during the 52nd Coconino County Horse Races on June 30, July 1, 3 and 4 at the Fort Tuthill County Park Grandstands; box seats are now on sale for $6 a seat.

And, RVers, there’s campground right in Fort Tuthill County Park that opened on May 1. For reservations, please phone (928) 679-8000 or fax (928) 774-2572.

The Coconino County Horse Races have been a long-standing Fourth of July tradition and the only live racing event in northern Arizona. It features four days of live racing, with six to eight races per day, which area simulcast to approximately 46 off-track betting sites around Arizona.

The races have pari-mutuel wagering for live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing, featuring daily doubles, quinellas and trifecta specials.

Live race days are on June 30, July 1, 3 and 4. Gates open at 11 a.m., and the daily post time is 1 p.m. Admission is pegged at $3 for adults, $2 for children 6-12 years. Children 5 and under are free. Parking is $3 per vehicle.

The Family Day is set Tuesday, July 3 and will be jazzed up with fun for children and adults such as face painting, crafts, balloon twisting, strolling clowns, and live entertainment. The best thing about Family Day is free admission to all.

Dark days, simulcast off-track betting races only, are on July 2 and 5 and will begin approximately at 11:30 a.m.

Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department, producer of the Coconino County Horse Races is also offering Race Day, Race and Blanket sponsorships. As one of the largest events in northern Arizona, it draws an average of 15,000+ attendees.

Indeed, it provides the ideal marketing platform for reaching the lucrative greater northern Arizona market – from creating brand awareness and enhancing brand loyalty, to increasing sales and entertaining clients. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Regina Szal at, (928) 679-8027.

Treat family, friends, guests, and employees to reserved box seats. Box seats can be purchased at the Coconino County Parks and Recreation Office front desk from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase box seats, please call (928) 679-8000. Box seats are limited and go fast.