Tampa Bay Downs - Oldsmar, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 28° 02.987 W 082° 38.895
17R E 338001 N 3103813
Quick Description: Located on Racetrack Road North in Oldsmar, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2008 5:48:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM4KCY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BluegrassCache
Views: 91

Long Description:
Tampa Bay Downs is the only Thoroughbred race track on the West Coast of Florida, and is known as one of America's oldest and most well-maintained racetracks. Tampa Bay Downs first opened its doors in 1926 under the name of Tampa Downs, and has since had a long and colorful history. The present owner purchased the track in 1986, and since then the Tampa Bay Downs has been continually improving.

Tampa Bay Downs added its 7/8th mile grass track, complete with a ¼ mile chute, in 1998, and has become one of the most popular turf courses in North America.

During the live racing season, gates open at 11:00 AM and post time for the first race is 12;25 PM, unless otherwise noted. The fee for Grandstand admission is $2; Clubhouse admission is $3; general parking is free, Clubhouse parking is $2, and valet parking is an additional $2.
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Types of Races: Thoroughbred

Racing Season: From: 12/8/2008 To: 5/4/2009

Year Opened: 01/01/1926

Famous Races:
- Tampa Bay Derby
- Hillsborough Stakes
- Florida Oaks
- Endeavour Breeders’ Cup


Additional Information:
- The Silks Poker Room
- The Downs Golf Practice Facility
- On site wagering
- Simulcast racing
- Extra parking across the street


Racecourse Web Site: [Web Link]

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