Admission, Passes and Seating
Any Horse(wo)man possessing a valid Florida racing license, with Tampa Bay Downs’ credentials, is entitled to free race day admission through any gate.
There are a limited number of box seats available for horse(wo)men’s use on race days, with priority given to those who have horses competing on that day’s card.
Spouses of horse(wo)men must obtain a photo I.D. badge in our Security Office (located on the 1st floor of the Grandstand) before they are able receive complimentary admission.
Out-of-state Horse(wo)men holding a valid out-of-state racing license, and one additional guest, are eligible for free admission through any entrance.
Contact the Horsemen’s Liaison at 813-855-4401, ext. 1368 for additional requests or information.
**Note: Pass requests must be made before 11:00 a.m. on race days.**
Customer Service is open on race days from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is located on the 1st floor of the Grandstand (near the main entrance).
Feel free to stop by and pick up any of the following:
- Track Location Maps
- Tampa Bay Downs’ General Informational Booklets
- Betting Guides
- “The Club” Applications
- Other informational flyers/pamphlets
In addition, our Customer Service Team can answer any questions which may arise.
Owners with horses entered in any of Tampa Bay Downs’ Graded Stakes are entitled to complimentary dining in the Skye Terrace Dining Room (for up to six people).
- Reservations must be made through the Horsemen’s Liaison, as early, as possible.
- Owners will be responsible for excess charges incurred should the party be greater than six people.
Festival Day (March 2023): only owners with horses in the Gr. II Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, the Gr. III Florida Oaks, the Gr. II Hillsborough Stakes, and the Gr. III Michelob Ultra Challenger Stakes can be accommodated for lunch.
Florida Cup Day: all owners and trainers are invited to enjoy a free catered buffet luncheon in the Trackside Pavilion.
Copies of Tampa Bay Downs’ races can be purchased from Sportview Television, Inc. For purchasers providing their own DVDs, each race costs $30 and includes a wide-angle pan shot and the head-on replay. Those without a DVD should add $10. To order and pick up a DVD, contact the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper's at (813)855-4401, ext. 1337.
SV Photography is the official track photographer at Tampa Bay Downs. Photos may be ordered in the Winners’ Circle, by stopping by the photographer’s office (located on the 1st floor of the Grandstand), or by calling (813) 855-4401 ext. 1246 during the racing season.
On-Track Gift Shop
Stop by our On-Track Gift Shop, located on the 1st floor of our Grandstand, and receive a 10% discount by showing your valid racing license.
Horsemen Text Alerts
To sign up for text message alerts from the Racing Office, simply text the word: tamracing to 95577.