Paradise Found

Sports and gambling junkies unite at the Turf

Ever since our daddy made sure we included Roger Staubach in our nightly childhood prayers, we’ve been a sports junkie. Then, as a teenager growing up on the northside, we’d sneak into Turf Paradise to watch the magnificent thoroughbreds pound dirt until security threw us out. Now that we’re old enough to drink, we’re going back to the Turf to Celebrate Arizona Sports Day, which includes the annual Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile (Cotton being the best Suns coach ever, that’s who!) and a $75,000 purse to the winner. Sure, it’s family day at the track, with a bounce house and face paintings, but it’ll also be crawling with sports celebrities, bluebloods, and cigar-chomping, ticket-tearing habitual gamblers. Another beautiful day in Paradise.
Sat., Jan. 5, 10 a.m., 2008
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