The QuarterHorse races at Rillito Park Racetrack begins in February and lasts for six weeks! It’s a hoot. There is a website to the American Quarterhorse that has a page showing the location of several historical marker to this American icon.
Watch this slideshow and learn about the Historic Rillito Park Racetrack and see why it should continue. The first woman jockey in America rode her first race at Rillito. The first use of photo finishes and the birthplace of the quarter horse was at Rillito Park.
Join in the effort to save the Racetrack from becoming more Soccer Fields. Don’t get me wrong, I like soccer, but like the Convention Center, we must not erase our historic past in building for the future. Support the Racetrack in building a secure future for it.
Hover over the pics to halt the show and read the captions.