|Earlier today I reached out to somebody who used to have a management position at Yavapai Downs. He retired back in 2011.|
He told me the following:
"Jeff, there are a lot of rumors flying around.
If Turf Paradise is planning on closing for good, it would be really hard for them to keep that info from their management team, their horsemen, AND from the AZ Racing Commission.
I've recently been in contact with someone at the AZ Racing Commission who would know. If the rumors about Turf Paradise closing for good were true I think he would tell me.
The last time he and I spoke he told me it was just that: a rumor."
Now you know what I know.
If anything changes, I'll come back to this thread and post an update.