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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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Day of races

Took family there for a day with the ponies, had a good time in the clubhouse and outside. Very... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
swatgs
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St. Augustine, Florida
A fun afternoon

We like to go to the horse races. This venue provided a great afternoon outdoors without having to... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
airjennie
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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  • Average13%
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“race track” (28 reviews)
“finish line” (12 reviews)
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11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Took family there for a day with the ponies, had a good time in the clubhouse and outside. Very friendly staff people going again shortly. Note group coupon has great deals for this place.

Thank swatgs
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

We like to go to the horse races. This venue provided a great afternoon outdoors without having to be in the sun. The food options are great as are the beer prices. This year there was a Groupon that provided an amazing value.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The races were much more fun than we expected. The horses were gorgeous and the races were exciting to watch. We are not experienced gamblers, but the people at the box explained the process and although we didn't win much we didn't lose much either....More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We were with a group and our outing included admission, a program and lunch for $30. Our lunch was on the 3rd floor at the Skye Terrace. The service here was our disappointment of the day. Our waitress appeared to be overworked and took orders...More

Thank Christine A
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Reviewed 21 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
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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
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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
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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.

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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

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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
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Ralph S
30 May 2018|
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Response from mdfloyd322 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Ralph, I'm not sure what you are asking. We live in Denver and have only visited the Downs once, with friends from Tampa. I'm pretty sure the track is open every day, but I don't know the schedule at all. Thanks for... More
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porklip
1 May 2018|
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Response from aptrckangl | Reviewed this property |
Yep! You can bet on tons of races at this track. It's really an awesome place with lots of options for fun and for betting :)
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Midge M
20 April 2018|
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Response from Ian T | Reviewed this property |
Around 6pm unless there's a special event on.
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