Turf Paradise figure seeks $10.8 million to cover legal fight over horse racing license

Turf Paradise in Legal Fight

In a court motion, Ron Simms claims a director of the state Department of Racing, as well as members of the Arizona Racing Commission, “corruptly” tried to strip him of his license to operate the Phoenix enterprise.

According to the filing, state officials in 2014 began a “collusive campaign” to help Jerry Simms — Ron’s brother and former business partner — in an eight-year legal war over control of TP Racing LLP, the partnership that owned Turf Paradise.

 

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New Owners Plan to Restart Racing at Yavapai Downs

A Phoenix-based ownership group that also includes Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen has purchased Yavapai Downs with plans to restart racing at the Prescott Valley, Ariz. track.

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Rillito Horse Racing gets New Lease on Life through 2021

Arizona Daily StarRillito horse racing gets new lease on life through 2021

Arizona Daily Star – Despite the years-long tension between horse racing and some local youth soccer organizations, which have advocated for converting the entire park to sports fields and moving the horse racing facilities, representatives of the two sides had positive …

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