The eyes of the Thoroughbred world will turn to Tampa Bay Downs on March 8, 2014 for Festival Day 34, a celebration of equine excellence highlighted by the renewal of the Grade II, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby for 3-year-old Triple Crown candidates. The card also includes the Grade III, $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes for fillies and mares on the turf and the  Grade III $200,000 Florida Oaks . It’s a day of fun and excitement you won’t want to miss, so purchase your tickets now for reserved finish line seating!

Racing Information:

There will be 12 races on Festival Day.

First race post time is noon

Last race post time is approximately 6:00 PM


Gates open at 10:30 AM

Please enter through the Grandstand entrance

Grandstand Admission, Race Day Program, Umbrella and Reserved Finished Line Seating

are included with the $15 admission price of the Festival Day Reserved Seating Ticket


Parking gates open at 9:00 AM

General Parking is FREE!

Valet Parking $5

Ticket Sales:

Call Admissions at 813-855-4401 ext. 1350 or e-mail