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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 real gem in the Tampa Bay area

TBD is a very well-maintained horse track with a great small/moderately-sized poker room. While... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Rich M
Tampa, Florida
Afternoon of Racing

A friend and I went on a weekday afternoon. Enjoyed seeing the excitement in real life rather than... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Seminole, Florida
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 15 October 2017

TBD is a very well-maintained horse track with a great small/moderately-sized poker room. While most of the structure itself is very old, the grounds and the buildings are kept up nicely, unlike some other horse tracks I have been to. Parking is free and easy....More

Thank Rich M
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A friend and I went on a weekday afternoon. Enjoyed seeing the excitement in real life rather than on TV. Had a fairly inexpensive hot for lunch. It was fun and a cheap afternoon out.

Thank Charger63w
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We've been to several dog tracks in the southeast. This one is not really any different than Ebro or the old VictoryLand. Expect the same thing, same dining (not much in the way of good food, just bar type food). Limited beers/drinks. But hey, you're...More

Thank Marjorie P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great track, plenty of parking, good prices on drinks and food. Fun time for all and family friendly.

Thank Tara W
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I don't gamble, but seeing these beautiful creatures was so fun. We went on a Wednesday and admission was free! Exciting to watch even if you don't bet.

Thank Carla I
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It is amazing this track is still in existence with the advent of so many gambling establishments and off track betting in the state of Florida; dog racing is all but gone and horse tracks are on the decline, Gulf Stream is still hanging in...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Fun way to spend an afternoon watching the horses, having a few drinks and collecting your winnings!! Upstairs poker room that has been enjoyed several evenings. Food is good, service is inconsistent unless you are a "known regular" in my opinion. Nice covered bandstand for...More

Thank ccisme
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

First, I'm not a gambler but they seemed to have that covered pretty well along with the ability to bet on races from other tracks. What I liked about Tampa Downs was that it was easy to get in and out of, admission was $3,...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Fun for young & old. Stay as much or as little as you want. Friendly family crowd. Find a Groupon for extra deals

Thank ifolk5851
Reviewed 27 May 2017

My husband and I have come here on several occasions to watch the Kentucky Derby via Simucast. I enjoy coordinating a dress, stilettoes, and yes - the hat is my favorite part. Tampa Bay Downs blends the official drink of the Derby, a mint julip,...More

1  Thank divaonthego2017
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7 May 2017|
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Response from JNPJRP | Reviewed this property |
Non smoking inside. Smoking is allowed outside.
2 March 2017|
Response from rickbrennanrn | Reviewed this property |
Not to sit and watch the races. Obviously, have to be 18 to bet but kids sit in the stand with their parents.
24 February 2017|
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Response from Screwball | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they do race in the rain. Nice covered grandstand so very comfortable to watch the races.