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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: