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upthecreek
01-11-2018, 04:34 PM
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/yavapai-downs-purchased-phoenix-based-jacor-corey-johnsen-part-ownership-group/#.WlfSf_Tbf8o.twitter

Afleet
01-11-2018, 05:02 PM
never seen a race there. Is it a mile oval? Is there a turf course?

cj
01-11-2018, 05:07 PM
never seen a race there. Is it a mile oval? Is there a turf course?

If memory serves it is a mile track, and I'm positive it didn't have a turf course.

GMB@BP
01-11-2018, 05:16 PM
1 mile, no turf....never understood the deal when it closed unless it was just some slot machine gamble that never paid off.

cj
01-11-2018, 05:20 PM
1 mile, no turf....never understood the deal when it closed unless it was just some slot machine gamble that never paid off.

Kentucky Downs owner part of the group buying it so that has to be a good thing I'd think.

upthecreek
01-11-2018, 06:01 PM
http://www.drf.com/news/partnership-buys-yavapai-downs-goal-reopen-2018

Afleet
01-11-2018, 06:23 PM
Kentucky Downs owner part of the group buying it so that has to be a good thing I'd think.

agree; historical racing machines on the way also ?

Afleet
01-11-2018, 06:25 PM
this is the kind of track I would like to go to. I went to a track in Prescott when I was a kid, bull ring and the jockeys were sitting on top of the tote board on lawn chairs between races -the good ole' days;)

HalvOnHorseracing
01-11-2018, 06:37 PM
agree; historical racing machines on the way also ?

I doubt it. The tribes pretty much control gambling in Arizona and I suspect they wouldn't let TuP install gumball machines.

GMB@BP
01-11-2018, 08:27 PM
agree; historical racing machines on the way also ?

Indians run Arizona from a gambling perspective, that will only happen should NJ win that court case and they see more money ditching the current cash cow.

Thomas Roulston
01-15-2018, 10:14 AM
I've got a friend who lives nearby. He's a retired Yavapai County sheriff's deputy. Maybe he'll get a job there working security - and in 2010 Yavapai Downs observed a unique purse distribution format: 55-X-X-X-X-1 each, the X's being variable based on the size of the field.

garyscpa
01-15-2018, 03:40 PM
I've got a friend who lives nearby. He's a retired Yavapai County sheriff's deputy. Maybe he'll get a job there working security - and in 2010 Yavapai Downs observed a unique purse distribution format: 55-X-X-X-X-1 each, the X's being variable based on the size of the field.

Yep, they used to run every aviation of $1,500 claiming. The horses had to run every week to make enough money to eat.

garyscpa
01-15-2018, 04:07 PM
Yep, they used to run every aviation of $1,500 claiming. The horses had to run every week to make enough money to eat.

Variation, not aviation.

johnhannibalsmith
01-15-2018, 04:12 PM
Yep, they used to run every aviation of $1,500 claiming. ...

$2,500
;)

deathandgravity
01-15-2018, 07:36 PM
Need to re-open Prescott Downs!

upthecreek
01-16-2018, 06:16 AM
If I remember ,at one time, Greg "Boomer" Wry was the track announcer.??

Run Nicholas Run
01-16-2018, 10:24 AM
If I remember ,at one time, Greg "Boomer" Wry was the track announcer.??

boomer was a good track announcer, then he had
something go amiss with management.
From flag fall to last call.

When Boomer left was the beginning of the end for yavapai.

Run Nicholas Run
01-16-2018, 10:26 AM
if they do race hopefully well see Monica Ortega
saddling her horses in her tight jeans and high heels

Run Nicholas Run
01-16-2018, 10:27 AM
first race meet if 60 days or longer over/ under winners ridden by don lee french
is at 1 1/2 and under is -170

Thomas Roulston
01-16-2018, 10:43 AM
Yavapai Downs is Prescott Downs. The track changed its name.

And no one would ever call Turf Paradise "a real gem" - except maybe Bernard Rome, if you remember who he was! :D

wisconsin
01-16-2018, 10:45 AM
Yavapai Downs is Prescott Downs. The track changed its name.

Well, no, it's a different plant in a different location altogether.

johnhannibalsmith
01-16-2018, 11:18 AM
Yavapai Downs is Prescott Downs. The track changed its name.

And no one would ever call Turf Paradise "a real gem" - except maybe Bernard Rome, if you remember who he was! :D

I'll call Turf Paradise a gem. It kinda looks like shit right now, but it can be one of the most beautiful places there ever was or will be when it all comes together just right.

And as wisconsin mentioned, Prescott and Yavapai are completely different facilities.

GMB@BP
01-16-2018, 12:05 PM
Yavapai Downs is Prescott Downs. The track changed its name.

And no one would ever call Turf Paradise "a real gem" - except maybe Bernard Rome, if you remember who he was! :D

Not sure if your post was literal but they are like 10 miles apart...not even in the same technical city (Prescott versus Prescott Valley).

Run Nicholas Run
01-16-2018, 12:45 PM
when coming from the west , exit i-40 and its still
45 mins south east to yavapai dump.