Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Fast facts on opening day at Tampa Bay Downs

. fast facts

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

December 2009

Su M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31


January 2010

Su M T W Th F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31


February

Su M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28


march

Su M T W Th F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31


April

Su M T W Th F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30


May

Su M T W Th F S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31


Track closed

Simulcast only

Live racing

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

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. For starters: Rays vs. Angels, with Cobb leading the way

    Blogs

    Rays veteran RHP Alex Cobb had a lot to say Monday about the team needing to focus on getting past .500 and building a winning record.

    And after the disappointing 3-2 loss that …

  2. Family a driving force for University of Tampa pitcher David Lebron

    College

    TAMPA — For University of Tampa junior pitcher David Lebron, baseball reminds him of family. He uses it to help honor the memory of his father, who taught him the game. One day, he hopes his career can help support his mother and allow her to rest.

    University of Tampa junior pitcher David Lebron (Courtesy of University of Tampa)
  3. L.A. delay could re-open Super Bowl chance for Tampa in 2021

    Blogs

    Construction delays on the NFL's new stadium in Los Angeles mean the Rams and Chargers won't be playing there until 2020, a year later than expected, and the ripple effect could give Tampa another chance at landing a Super Bowl in February 2021.

    Tampa and Raymond James Stadium last hosted a Super Bowl in 2009, when the Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Arizona Cardinals.
  4. Bucs' Gerald McCoy, Jameis Winston honored in NFL top 100

    Blogs

    Helping fans pass time through the offseason each summer, NFL Network has been unveiling its top 100 players for 2017 as chosen by the players, and the Bucs' Gerald McCoy and Jameis Winston are the first Tampa Bay players revealed, coming in at No. 52 and 57, respectively.

    Bucs quarterback Jameis WInston and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, shown in the 2016 season finale against the Panthers, have both been named to the NFL Network's top 100 players for 2017.
  5. The play occurred in the third inning when Angels rookie Nolan Fontana, making his major league debut, tried to slide past the tag of Rays second baseman Michael Martinez.