Tampa Bay Downs
11225 Racetrack Road
Tampa, Florida, 33626
USA

(813)-855-4401
(866)-823-6967


Racing Dates: 2011-01-01 until 2011-05-08
Number of Racing Days:



RacetrackTrack Length: 1 Mile
Stretch Length: 976
Stretch Width: 75 Feet
Infield Capacity:
Clubhouse Capacity: 1700
Grand Stand Capacity: 4300
Parking Capacity: 5000
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Tampa Bay Downs History

Tampa Bay Downs was established in 1926 under the masthead Tampa Downs and gradually earned reputation of being one of the most well maintained racetracks. This racetrack has a colorful history. The present owner purchased this track in 1986 and since then the track is improving. There was an addition of 7/8 mile grass track, complete with a ¼ mile chute in 1998 and became one of the most popular turf courses in North America.

This track is the only Thoroughbred racetrack on the West Coast of Florida. Gradually, Tampa Bay Downs incorporated Golf practice facility and Silk card rooms to fetch more revenue. Simulcast racing is broadcast throughout the track and for best viewing, flat-screened plasma and LCD television have been set up in different corners of the field.



More About Tampa Bay Downs

Poker; golf, thoroughbred racing; wireless access; box seats sale; season passes; daily replays; trackside audios; on track gift shop; the downs golf shop; dining; cuisine; restaurants; beverage.

Stakes GradePurse Date
Budweiser Challenger Stakes$65,000March 10
Dayton Andrews Dodge Sophomore Turf Stakes$85,300
Hilton Garden Inn Sprint Stakes$85,000
Sam F. Davis StakesIII$250,000January 31
Sam F. Davis StakesIII$250,000January 31
Tampa Bay Derby III$350,000March 07
Wayward Lass Stakes60,000March 03
Pasco Stakes-$100,000December 27


How to get there:

Tampa Bay is located at 11225 Racetrack Road, Tampa, Florida. To come from I-275 you can take Tampa Airport exit and follow signs to Veterans Expressway. Take Expressway to exit - 4 (Hillsborough Ave). Move after taking left on Hillsborough Avenue (west). Continue approximately 10 miles to Race Track Road and turn right on Race Track Road 1 mile to Tampa Bay Downs. If you come from Pinellas County, you need to follow Route 19, go to the intersection with Route 580 at Countryside Mall; go east on Route 580 six miles to stoplight at Race Track Road; go left on Race Track Road one mile to Tampa Bay Downs. To come from St. Petersburg, you need to take the Bayside Bridge north to McMullen Booth Road; go east on Route 580 four miles to stoplight at Race Track Road; go left on Race Track Road one mile to Tampa Bay Downs. If you intend to come from Pasco County, take Route 19, go to the intersection with Tampa Road (Route 584); go east on Tampa Road seven miles to the stoplight at Race Track Road; go left on Race Track Road one mile to Tampa Bay Downs. To come from New Tampa to Tampa Bay, you need to go on Bearrs Avenue, which turns into Ehrlich Road after Dale Mabry Highway. Turn left onto Gunn Highway (going southbound); then right onto Linebaugh Avenue. Travel west on Linebaugh for approximately 9 miles; then make a left onto Race Track Road.