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Sarasota Kennel Club

#64 of 141 things to do in Sarasota Features Animals
5400 Old Bradenton Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234-2999
+1 941-355-7744
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A fun night

We haven't been to the dog races in years. The facility was clean and the dogs were well cared... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Miami, Florida
Night at the Dogs

We were looking for something to do on a Saturday night, so we went to the dog track. Good time... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Larry S
Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
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  • Poor5%
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“poker room” (13 reviews)
“card room” (6 reviews)
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5400 Old Bradenton Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234-2999
+1 941-355-7744
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We haven't been to the dog races in years. The facility was clean and the dogs were well cared for. A very nice surprise was the extremely nice young college student who was selling hot dogs. Stephanie was very positive and personable. She took time...More

Thank CruiseMaria
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We were looking for something to do on a Saturday night, so we went to the dog track. Good time beers by the bottle at the upstairs bar were reasonable.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Adopt a greyhound at the entrance or bet on the fast ones. 50 cent hot dogs and beer on Fridays. This is Florida.

Thank tlc248
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It's a slightly tacky afternoon. Lots of men smoking cigars with racing forms. But, the dogs seem to be treated OK, at least what they let you see. $2. bets are fun. Virtually impossible to win. I just pick the healthiest looking animal.

Thank Jeffery H
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Made the mistake of going on a Friday. It was 50 cent beer and hot dog day, I did not realize how many cheap people there were here from up north. There was no place to sit or stand. Lines were long to enter, place...More

1  Thank bob34280fl
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

If in Sarasota and looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon try the Kennel Club. Friday's at 12:30 the have $.50 admission, beer, soft drinks and hot dogs. We stayed for 10 of the 14 races. As there is a wait between races,...More

Thank Anthony194
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The greyhound races are kind of fun for awhile. Unless a person is really into racing and betting, it get a little old after a couple of hours. We went on a Friday (when they offer $.50 hot dogs and soda). That was ok, but...More

Thank JR1224
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Good entertainment for guys (and ladies if this interests them). We went for a Friday matinee, where entrance fee, hot dogs, beer and soda are $.50 each. There are many theories on choosing which dog will win, and I haven't found a good method yet,...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Decided to visit greyhound racing today and found accommodations were good for watching the action. An enjoyable afternoon.

Thank gthayer
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Last minute decision to go to the dog track but we will do it again. It was 50 cent day....admission, hot dogs, beer & sodas. 14 races so we were there for 4 hours and didn't make any money but had a blast. I say...More

1  Thank casinogal
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Larry M
why are smokers allowed to smoke in non smoking areas. when I asked person at next table to not do so...he said race track doesn't enforce the signs. REALLY? why post them then?
13 April 2017|
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Does the grand stand area have seating?
7 January 2017|
Response from BadaBingosMaestro | Reviewed this property |
Yes thousands of seats, and most are usually empty nowadays.
Trisha I
can kids under 18 go to watch the races?
21 November 2016|
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Response from BadaBingosMaestro | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's my understanding all dog tracks in Florida allow children under 18 in as long as accompanied by a parent. I've done it multiple times over the past 35 years. they can't go into the poker rooms. we just brought a... More