This Saturday, December 15, Tampa Bay Downs interrupts your usual holiday routine with one of its biggest live racing days of the year! The Downs’ annual Cotillion Festival Day (also known as Stakes Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs) offers a full day of activity on the track to go along with all the fun you can have off the track.
To get Cotillion Festival Day started off right, head to the Touch Vodka Brunch at the Downs starting at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The brunch is set up under the Trackside Picnic Pavilion Tent, giving you an up-close look at the morning workouts on the track as you enjoy a buffet breakfast. Jockeys and trainers will be on hand too! Tickets are just $8 each, and you can buy them online through this site.
The racing action gets started at 12:25 p.m. The biggest races on the Cotillion Festival Day schedule are four Florida Sire Stakes races, held in association with the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association (FTBOA). There’s a total guaranteed prize pool of $450,000 available in these races, and every horse in the Florida Sire Stakes was bred in the state of Florida.
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