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Tampa Bay Downs

Track Address: 11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, Forida 33626 United States

 

Tampa Bay Downs first opened its doors in 1926 and is the only thoroughbred race track on the West Coast of Florida. It hosts two Kentucky Derby prep races, The Sam F. Davis Stakes and The Tampa Bay Derby every year. The first four (4) finishers in these races get qualifying point for entry into the Kentucky Derby.

 

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Tampa Bay Track Schedule


Live Racing: Friday to Sunday

Live Racing Calendar: December  to May

Course type: Flat/Thoroughbred

Notable Races:  Tampa Bay Derby (GII), Endeavour Breeders Cup Stakes (GIII), Hillsborough Stakes (GIII3), Sam F. Davis Stakes (GIII)

Main track (dirt): 1 mile oval

Distance from last turn to finish line:  1050 feet

Turf course: 7 furlongs, 1/4 Mile Chute

 

Stakes Races at Tampa Bay Downs

The Inaugural Stakes
The Sandpiper Stakes
The Pelican Stakes
The Minaret Stakes
The Turf Dash
The Pasco Stakes
The Gasparilla Stakes
The Lightning City Stakes
The Sam F. Davis Stakes - Grade III (Kentucky Derby prep race)
The Endeavour Stakes - Grade III
The Florida Oaks - Grade III
The Manatee Stakes
The Tampa Bay Stakes - Grade III
The Super Stakes
The Challenger Stakes
The Suncoast Stakes
The Tampa Bay Derby - Grade II (Kentucky Derby prep race)
The Hillsborough Stakes - Grade III

 

 

 

 

 

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