There’s nothing quite like spring in the Tampa Bay Area - smooth breezes and gentle sunshine, along with an abundance of festivals, events, and, horse races.

That’s right, horse racing is in season at Tampa Bay Downs all throughout the year, but this spring, the Florida Cup Day, which takes place on Sunday, March 31st, promises a unique-level of high-stakes, high-octane, energy and excitement.

As one of the racing facility’s most anticipated events, the 17th annual Florida Cup day will give Florida-breeds in all divisions the opportunity to compete for $690,000 in stakes purses - with six $115,000 races of varying distances on both turf and dirt.

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The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tickets are only $10 each - a phenomenal price for such an incredible event!

Round up some friends and family, take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather and some incredible horse racing, and make memories that will last much longer than the lightning-fast pace of the races.

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In addition to Florida Cup Day, Tampa Bay Downs has a myriad of other exciting events taking place throughout their 2018-2019 racing season, learn more!

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