Thrilling races and huge prize pools will be back again on Saturday, November 25th when Tampa Bay Downs kicks off the 2017 racing season. Well-known for their Thoroughbred horse racing, Tampa Bay Downs has been a premier racing track in Central Florida for the past 92 years. This year, it’s easier than ever to get all of the info as their site offers new-and-improved features like their race entries, results, workouts, late changes, and replays, all of which have their own pages.
The Tampa Bay Downs 2017-2018 Racing Season Calendar is now posted and easily readable with live casting, simulcasting, and closed days color-coded. With races almost every day, the track will only be closed three days in this eight-month season: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and April Fool’s Day. No joke! (Pun intended.)
The Tampa Bay Downs 2017-2018 Stakes Schedule is already posted, and there are four new stakes this year: The FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes, The FTBOA Marion County Ocala Sire Stakes, The FTBOA Marion Florida Charm Sire Stakes, and The FTBOA Marion County Ivanavinalot Sire Stakes.
Even if you don’t know much about horse racing, the sport is nevertheless exhilarating to watch like last year’s Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby where winner Tapwrit who went on to place 6th in the Kentucky Derby.
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In addition to horse racing, The Tampa Bay Downs also has Silks Poker Room and The Downs Golf Practice Facility as well as a great selection of dining options.
Thrilling races and huge prize pools with so many fun and exciting things to do, no wonder you will “live it up at the Downs!”