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Tampa Bay Downs Track Facts

  • Address: 11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626
  • Phone: (813) 855-4401
  • Website: http://www.tampabaydowns.com/
  • Main track (dirt): 1 mile, oval with 3/8 and 7/8 mile chutes
  • Width of stretch: 75 feet
  • Composition: Sand and clay composition
  • Turf: 7/8 mile in circumference with a 1/4 mile chute
  • Width of stretch: 80 feet
  • Composition: Tifton #419 Bermuda turf

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.

Tampa Bay Downs 2022-2023 Stakes Schedule

DATE
RACE
PURSE / RESTRICTIONS
SURFACE / DISTANCE
12/3/2022
The Inaugural Stakes
$100,000 / Two Year Olds
Dirt / 6 F
The Sandpiper Stakes
$100,000 / Fillies, Two Year Olds
Dirt / 6 F
12/10/2022
THE FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes
$100,000 / Colts And Geldings Three Year Olds and Upward
Dirt / 7 F
The FTBOA City of Ocala Florida Sire Stakes
$100,000 / Fillies And Mares Three Year Olds and Upward
Dirt / 7 F
1/14/2023
The Wayward Lass Stakes
$50,000 / Fillies And Mares Four Year Olds and Upward
Dirt / 1 & 1/16 M
The Pasco Stakes
$125,000 / Three Year Olds
Dirt / 7 F
The Gasparilla Stakes
$125,000 / Fillies, Three Year Olds
Dirt / 7 F
2/4/2023
The Tampa Bay Stakes - Grade III
$175,000 / Four Year Olds and Upward
Turf / 1 & 1/16 M
The Endeavour Stakes - Grade III
$175,000 / Fillies And Mares Four Year Olds and Upward
Turf / 1 & 1/16 M
2/11/2023
The Suncoast Stakes - Listed
$150,000 / Fillies, Three Year Olds
Dirt / 1 M & 40 Yds

Tampa Bay Downs Racing & History

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. They 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 it has been continually improving over the years.

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. The millennium brought even more amenities to the track, including the Downs Golf Practice Facility, which allows patrons to practice their swing while viewing and wagering on simulcast racing; as well as The Silks Poker Room, the card room that has become one of the hottest spots in town. Both are open 7 days a week.

In 2019, the largest crowd in track history came on a Kentucky Derby Day, when 11,924 race fans watched Tampa Bay Derby winner Tacitus finish third, just behind Country House and Code of Honor.