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Tampa Bay Downs

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Interesting lunch option

So our last name is Downs, I thought it would be cool to surprise my husband with lunch and maybe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Missouri
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Kentucky Derby Party

We had a blast, checking out the horses, placing some bets, looking at everyone's outfits and... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Jenny B
Tampa, Florida, United States
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11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So our last name is Downs, I thought it would be cool to surprise my husband with lunch and maybe a t-shirt from here. There weren't any races at this track while we were there but the track is beautiful. The food was really good....More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Though its called race track, they probably havent had a race there in over a decade. Mostly streamed from other tracks. You can still bet but know its not live. Also the attraction is the poker room here. They prob keep the race track alive...More

2  Thank Bobby V
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Went on a bus trip to Tampa Downs. What a beautiful racetrack. We were served a buffet lunch that was delicious and the dessert was really good. We sat inside in comfortable chairs and the betting booths were close by. Really enjoyed it and plan...More

1  Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We usually go there 3 or 4 times a year, gather some friends to enjoy a couple of drinks, some food and a little betting on the horses. The place is packed and the bathrooms can be a little hard because of the lines, but...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We had a blast, checking out the horses, placing some bets, looking at everyone's outfits and drinking mint juleps! What a great atmosphere!

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I really enjoyed my day at the races. It is an older well kept racetrack. I would go again if I am in Tampa

Reviewed 29 May 2018

We were invited to a party in a club room at the Downs. The facility is huge as you can imagine, and trying to find our party was somewhat of a challenge. Some folks did get on the horses, so it was a boisterous occasion....More

Thank SusanDScully
Reviewed 10 May 2018

You can get a private booth in the Sports Complex bar at the far right end of the building. Easy access to see the race live. Not crowded, almost like the location is little known. The menu is excellent and the food and drinks are...More

1  Thank spurgeony
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Got a groupon and went on the last sunday of the meet. If you like live horse racing this is the track where you can get up close and personnel with the horses. The staff are very helpful in every area and the food is...More

2  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 May 2018

As an avid equestrian, I somehow had managed to never attend a track race in my life. I purchased a ticket on Groupon for me and my 4 year old son and thought at the very least, it would be just something to do here...More

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28 September 2018|
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Response from Jaci D | Reviewed this property |
We usually don’t arrive until the 2nd or 3rd race. You can bet on each race individually and can leave at any time. It’s a relaxing way to spend an afternoon
Ralph S
30 May 2018|
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
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 :)