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Fast facts on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs

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At a glance

What: Tampa Bay Downs, 84th year of thoroughbred racing

Where: 11225 Race Track Road, Oldsmar

When: 91-day meet runs today through May 2, 2010

Times: Gates open 11 a.m.; first post 12:25 p.m.

Admission: Grandstand — free on weekdays; $2 on weekends; clubhouse — $3 daily

Parking: General — free; valet — $5

Track circumferences: Dirt — 1 mile; turf — seven-eighths mile

Season highlights: Dec. 26 — Cotillion Festival Day; Jan. 16 — Skyway Festival Day; Feb. 13 — Festival Preview Day (Grade III stakes Sam F. Davis and Endeavour Breeders' Cup); March 13 — Festival Day (Grade III stakes Tampa Bay Derby, Florida Oaks and Hillsborough); April 3 — Florida Cup Day; May 1 — Kentucky Derby simulcast

Notes: Racing secretary Allison De Luca is joined by new stakes coordinator Mandy McKeever, a former jockey who replaces Duane "Duby" Christo, now at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. … Improved Race Track Road with several track entrances and exits. … Reduced takeouts on exacta (now at 20.5 percent), and Pick-3, Pick-4, Super High-5 and Pick-6 (all at 19 percent).

Other activities: Simulcast wagering on thoroughbreds, standardbreds, greyhounds and jai-alai; Poker in The Silks Poker Room; Golf at The Downs Golf Facility

Web site: tampabaydowns.com

Phone: (813) 855-4401

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Fast facts on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs 12/11/09 [Last modified: Friday, December 11, 2009 8:31pm]
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