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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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A fun afternoon

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

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Bainbridge Island, Washington
A fun day at the races

The races were much more fun than we expected. The horses were gorgeous and the races were exciting... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Tami T
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626-3122
+1 813-855-4401
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Reviewed 31 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

Thank Tami T
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
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
Reviewed 20 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 14 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 2 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 2 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
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Questions & Answers
14 February 2018|
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Response from globalgranny50 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the first race started at noon.
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.