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Tampa Bay Downs

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11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
+1 813-855-4401
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Great day at the races

Went for the Tampa Bay Derby. Great card and a nice venue. There is a pavilion past the padock with... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Joseph C
Pretty Horses

A track is a track. Very pretty weather for a day at the track. Go early to get a parking space, if... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
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11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
+1 813-855-4401
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went for the Tampa Bay Derby. Great card and a nice venue. There is a pavilion past the padock with tables (some tables outside too) where you are permitted to bring coolers and food. It was $5 to sit there Derby day but is normally...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A track is a track. Very pretty weather for a day at the track. Go early to get a parking space, if not, you will be walking, really get your exercise.

Thank LEA A
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is one of the nicest tracks we know. Helpful staff are easy to find, the place is clean and airy, the food ranges from hot dog kiosks to deli stuff, to 2 upstairs restaurants that fit casual and fine dining.

Thank Liz42
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Tampa Bay Downs offers low cost, entertaining horse racing. The crowds are not that big, but big enough to provide a decent atmosphere. Most races are won by the first 2 in the betting.

Thank Chorizogolf
Reviewed 3 March 2017

You can have any enjoyable day at the races without spending a fortune as long you limit you betting to $2 per race. Sound system can be improve since it was difficult to understand the announcer. Love being able to see the horses up and...More

Thank gingersnap20152015
Reviewed 1 March 2017

When you're out of ideas for your Snow-bird guests, you could do worse than a day at the races. Cheap admission (free for Vets); free parking; friendly and patient staff at the windows; user-friendly program with tips for rookie handicappers. Even the food exceeded expectations:...More

Thank MandR818
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We decided to try something different. Glad we did. Very nice place. Burgers and fries were very good. Enjoyed the races and losing our money. Will visit again.

Thank stephaniegC610AQ
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Tampa Bay Downs opened in 1926 and in the 1950's was called "The Santa Anita of the South". It has done very well for itself in the ensuing years and now is one of the up and coming small racetracks. They stick to their knitting,...More

Thank cambria147
Reviewed 20 February 2017

It's such a low budget day out - I love going! There is lots to see, many places to sit both inside and outside and lots of food and drink available while you are there. Try a warmer cool day though - you'll enjoy being...More

Thank L S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We went to Tampa Bay Downs for an afternoon and really enjoyed it. We were only betting two to four dollars per race so we really aren't track people, however, it was very fun. It was very easy to learn how to place bets and...More

Thank aprilc289
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Questions & Answers
17 December 2017|
Response from NEFANMAN |
I cannot imagine you can do this unless it is a service dog. The dogs would upset the horses.
Maria C
16 December 2017|
Response from NEFANMAN |
It was $1 for a weekday, cannot imagine it is any more than a couple of dollars at most
6 May 2017|
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Response from JNPJRP | Reviewed this property |
Non smoking inside. Smoking is allowed outside.