UA Days at Rillito Race Track

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UA Days at Rillito Race Track

University of Arizona American Advertising Federation Club
February 21, 2017

All students, faculty and staff will be admitted to the races at Rillito Race Track with valid Cat Card on Feb. 25 and 26. Rillito Race Track is located at 4502 N. First Avenue (At River). Rillito Park Race Track is the birthplace of Modern Quarter Horse Racing, The PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience and students from The University of Arizona Race Track Industry program work during racing season to gain hands-on experience.

The University of Arizona Pep Band will perform on Saturday.

The Rillito Park Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was formed in 2011 to provide a public/private partnership with Pima County government, private donations and investments to enhance county assets and to provide amenities the public can enjoy, while preserving Tucson’s heritage for future generations. With over 90 acres located in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains, Rillito Park is home of Rillito Racetrack that opened in 1943 and is the birthplace of modern, formalized Quarter Horse racing.  The complex includes the J. Rukin Jelks Stud Farm historic site, athletic fields and the Rillito Pavilions (home of Sunday Heirloom Farmer’s Markets). The Park also serves as a festival site year-round. In 2012, Rillito Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted on Jan. 17 to approve a four-year extension to the contract lease for Rillito Park Foundation to operate racing at the facility until 2021. For more information, visit

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