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Derby Lane

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always a fun time

When ever we go to Derby Lane we always have a great time. Food is good, place is clean and the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Bill M
Largo, Florida
Something different and fun to do!

We have been to the St. Petersburg area many times and decided to give the dog track a try. We had... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Kathy G
Auburn, New York
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Historic Derby Lane, the St. Petersburg Kennel Club, is the oldest continuously operating greyhound track in the world. We offer year-round greyhound racing with Matinees at 12:30pm and Evening performances at 7:30pm. Visit our website for our...more
10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
+1 727-812-3339
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a super fun place. But eat somewhere else. The blonde bartender moved about as slow as a turtle. We waited 5 mins for our 1st drinks, even tho she saw us walk in, she was too busy talking to others. Ordered a burger...More

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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Jennifer. Thank you for letting us know there were issues with your service. However, we have many places to eat here and would appreciate if you would email us to let us know where this happened. Also, I really hope you sent the burger...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

When ever we go to Derby Lane we always have a great time. Food is good, place is clean and the beer is cold...

Thank Bill M
DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hi, Bill! Come back and see us soon. We promise to have an ice cold beer waiting for you.... -Alexis Winning

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Being more accustomed to dog tracks in the UK it was great to be able to visit a more scenic and well kept traditional US race track. Facilities were good, drinks and snacks all very reasonably priced and the staff friendly and polite. Greyhound welfare...More

Thank Gib_Minty
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A great way to spend an afternoon or evening when in St. Pete, and have the excitement of putting a couple of bucks on your favorite dog, and then enjoy watching how he/she does. It is too bad there is so much effort being made...More

1  Thank al73vw
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I love going to the dog races when we are in St. Petersburg. Free admission. Only initial cost is program listing the races and info on the dogs racing. That is just $1.25. You can bet big or simple.

1  Thank dstump122
DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi, dstump122! Thank you for the greyt review! Come back and visit again soon! -Alexis Winning

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Great room with a little wait, but staff is very friendly. Every one was very professional and had no problem getting drinks or food. Little bit more laid back than the Hard Rock. Will come again when in the area.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We have been to the St. Petersburg area many times and decided to give the dog track a try. We had passed by it several times in the past and were curious. Turned out to be a pretty fun experience. We wanted to be entertained...More

1  Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 29 May 2018

wow talk about a place to lose your money fast....this place is fast and furious...I lost 100 in about 20 mins I liked the place it is clean and all that but you could actually lose your shirt here

Thank moondoggietwo
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Free parking and admission. Went for the dog races and had a good time. not crowded plenty of seating and we had a good time. Took my wife and 10 year old daughter and they had a good time picking their dogs. Races every 15...More

Thank xfrankjr2x
Reviewed 29 May 2018

And who cares about PETA? Get a life and don't worry about what other people think. Peta doesn't care that it slaps it's beliefs on you whenever it wants so slap them. Friggin sheep

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7 August 2018|
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Response from angelahawkes | Reviewed this property |
Go to derbylane (the usual extension on the web) for all seasonal race schedules.
18 January 2018|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Trifecta: You must select the three greyhounds that finish first, second, and third in exact order. $1 minimum. $1 Trifecta Box: You must select three (or more) greyhounds you think have the best chance of finishing first... More
Ruth B
20 December 2017|
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
We do not have slot machines.