Farley’s Pub in downtown Globe is the area’s premiere off-track betting location.
After partnering with Turf Paradise in January, the local pub became one of 62 off-track betting locations in Arizona. Turf Paradise is a horse racetrack in Phoenix that offers a live race season from October to May. This partnership allows Farley’s to simulcast racing from racetracks across the country. Farley’s is open from Wednesday to Sunday with off-track betting available Thursday through Sunday starting at noon.
During the races, Turf Paradise provides a para-mutual teller to take bets and cash out winners. “No money from the off-track betting goes to the bar,” said Lisa Brazil, owner of Farley’s Pub. “We are just trying to offer the area something different to do.”
If interested in placing a bet, the para-mutual teller can help by providing a few tips. Those participating can learn how to efficiently read the infield tote board and how to better understand odds and payouts. “This is a lot of fun,” said Anna Bejarano. “We enjoy coming down for a drink and trying our luck.”
Since introducing the races, several locals have won big. With one recorded $10,000 winner, and several smaller winners, Farley’s has quickly become the place to be on a Saturday afternoon. “Just this past Saturday, we had a customer bet $12 on the Belmont and win $2,550,” said Brazil.