Tampa Bay Downs
Tampa Bay Downs

Name of Track:
Tampa Bay Downs

11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL, United States

Date Opened:

Course Type:

Main Track:
1 mile, oval, dirt

Last Turn to Finish Line:

1050 feet

Turf course:
7 furlongs, 1/4 Mile Chute


Horse Racing at Tampa Bay Downs

Tampa Bay Downs is the only thoroughbred race track on the West Coast of Florida. The track opened in 1926 under the name of Tampa Downs, and has been renamed several times since.

Tampa Bay Downs set new records in handle, attendance and purses paid, including an all-time attendance mark of 11,014 on Kentucky Derby Day, which featured Tampa Bay Derby winner Street Sense becoming the first graduate of the Tampa Bay Derby to win the prestigious Kentucky Derby.

The track's annual showcase is Festival Day held every March. The centerpiece is the $350,000, Grade II Tampa Bay Derby for 3-year-olds at a mile-and-a-sixteenth.

Tampa Bay Downs Racing Information:

Live Racing:  Saturday to Tuesday

Live Racing Calendar: December  to May

Notable Races at Tampa Bay Downs:

GII Events:
Ohio Derby
Tampa Bay Derby

G3 Events:
Endeavour Breeders Cup Stakes
Hillsborough Stakes
Sam F. Davis Stakes


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