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FestDay41March 6, 2021

Post Time 12:00 noon

Tampa Bay Downs Festival Day

The biggest racing day of the season, with $1-million in stakes purses alone, is highlighted by the 41st renewal of the Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby for 3-year-old Triple Crown candidates. Other showcase events include the Grade II, $225,000 Hillsborough Stakes and the Grade III, $200,000 Florida Oaks, both on the turf; the Grade III, $100,000 Challenger Stakes; and the $75,000 Columbia Stakes.

florida-cup-2021March 28, 2021

Post Time 12:25 pm

Florida Cup Day

Top Florida-breds compete for more than $750,000 in purse money in the 18th annual showcase. Six $110,000 stakes races are featured, at a variety of distances, on both dirt and turf.

KY-Derby-147May 1, 2021

Post Time 12:00 noon

Kentucky Derby Day

If you can’t be at Churchill Downs, the Oldsmar oval is the place to experience the most exciting 2 minutes in sports. Tampa Bay Downs offers a special 12-race card followed by the simulcast of the 147th  running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. Mint juleps will be sold here in the official souvenir Derby glass. Louisville has the race, but we have one heck of a party!

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May 2, 2021

Post Time 12:25 pm

Fan Appreciation Day

Free Grandstand admission and parking, plus beer, soda and hot dog specials from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. It’s our way of saying “Thank you so much!” to our loyal customers.

June 30, 2021

Post Time 12:25 pm

Summer Festival of Racing

This two-day annual event opens with the final card of the 90-day, 2020-2021 meeting, followed the next day by the start of the 2021-2022 season. It’s an ideal way to kick off your Independence Day celebration.