Yavapai Downs approved for temporary three-year permit

May 14, 2018 9:38 AM

The Arizona Racing Commission has unanimously approved a three-year temporary permit for the new ownership group of Yavapai Downs. The group says it will bring summertime racing back to the Prescott Valley oval in a proposed meet running from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day of next year.

Simulcast wagering could begin as early as July 1 this year to build purses for the live season, with the first Off Track Betting facility to be at the racetrack location.

Yavapai Downs last conducted racing in 2010. A permanent permit is pending the Arizona Racing Commission staff completing its due diligence.