Get started with these easy tips on how to make your trip to Arizona Downs awesome!

Whether it is your first time at the races or just your first time wagering, we have plenty of resources to help you make the best wagers possible. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to enjoy your day at the races!

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How to Place a Wager

When you’re ready to place a bet, all you have to do is follow these simple steps, and you’ll have...

Wagering 101
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Straight Wagers

The most basic bet, straight wagers are the simplest kind of wagers you can place and a good starting point...

Straight Wager
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Exotic Wagers

Exotic Wagers are the next step when learning to wager on horse racing. Exotic Wagers are when you are betting...

Exotic Wagers
Interactive Guide to PPs | New Fans | Arizona Downs Racetrack

Interactive Guide to PPs

The Daily Racing Form offers a great interactive tutorial for how to read the program.

Reading PPs
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Racing Terminology

Wondering what some of the terms heard around the track mean? Look at our short racing terminology guide.

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Purchase Event Tickets

Ready to experience all the excitement of a day at the races? Please click the link below to purchase tickets.

Tickets
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Pickin' the Ponies Seminar

Betting tips offered every live racing day at 11:30 am from racing enthusiast Gilbert Garcia.

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