Looking for something new and exciting to do in Tampa this fall and winter season? Look no further than Tampa Bay Downs in nearby Oldsmar! Whether it's poker, horse races or golf that you're into, Tampa Bay Downs has it all!
Tampa Bay Downs is the only Thoroughbred race track on the West Coast of Florida and is known as one of America's oldest and most well-maintained racetracks. Race Season starts back up again on Wednesday, November 27th. Tampa Bay Downs offers simulcasting which means visitors can watch the races from all over the country too! Also, there are a number of stakes races that will feature Kentucky Derby prospects and graded-stakes class horses. Tampa Bay Downs has released its stakes schedule for 2019-2020.
Having been coined the friendliest little race track in North America, Tampa Bay Downs is a family-friendly place, from the racehorse track to a family picnic area. You'll also find they also have four different dining restaurants (depending on what you're in the mood for) and a full-service liquor bar. They also offer concession stands if a hot dog or nachos sound good. Tampa Bay Downs also wants you to be sure to check out some of their new and improved features for following their race entries, results, workouts, late changes, replays and more! If you're looking to make bets this season, Tampa Bay Downs has each day's entries along with jockeys, trainers and wagering information. If you're new to placing bets, they also have a straight-forward, "how-to" guide on their site as well! Tampa Bay Downs also hosts poker tournaments so whether you'd like to enter or experience the atmosphere of a professional poker tournament, check out The Silks Poker Room.
If golf is what draws you to Tampa Bay Downs, they have one of the best standalone ranges in the country. The Downs Golf Practice Facility offers quality instruction from Facility Manager and PGA Class A Professional Jon Johnson and his staff, which includes PGA Class A Professionals Matt Mitchell and Assistant Golf Professional, Joey DiPompo. Even better is this is a year-round functioning range!
Tampa Bay Downs is also an awesome place for groups and parties so feel free to bring all of your friends whether - it's 20 people or 1,000 - contact Tampa Bay Downs to make the best possible event for you. They're open every day from 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and your event planner can be reached at extension 1386.
Enjoy the races, golf, dining, poker or a special event at The Downs. They've got everything! Tampa Bay Downs is located at 11225 Race Track Road in Tampa.
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