Monday, January 11, 2016

This Week at Florida’s Tracks: Jan. 11 to Jan. 17

HorseracingFLA Staff Report

Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will resume their regular racing schedules this Wednesday.

Gulfstream will have racing Wednesday through Sunday.

Tampa Bay will have racing on Wednesday and on Friday through Sunday.

First post at Gulfstream is 12:35 p.m. on days with ten races and 12:05 p.m. on days with eleven races.

First post at Tampa Bay varies between 12:25 p.m. and 12:28 p.m.

Please check this Web site and/or our blog each race day for the first post times at each track.

Gulfstream will have six stakes races this Saturday, all restricted to Florida breds, on its annual Sunshine Millions day. Details are below

Tampa Bay’s next stakes races will be on Jan. 23.GSP 1939 Cap

Gulfstream Park

901 S. Federal Highway

Hallandale Beach, Fla. 33009

Phones — (954) 454-7000
Gulfstream Park Website

Gulfstream’s stakes races on Saturday for Florida breds are:

* $250,000 Classic — 1 1/8 miles dirt, 4-YO and up

* $200,000 Distaff — 7 furlongs dirt, fillies and mares 4-YO and up

* $150,000 Sprint — 6 furlongs dirt, 4-YO and up

* $150,000 Turf — 1 1/16 miles, 4-YO and up

* $150,000 Filly & Mare Turf — 1 1/16 miles, fillies and mares, 4-YO and up

* $150,000 Turf Sprint — 5 furlong, 4-YO and up

Gulfstream has racing on Wednesdays through Sundays during its winter meet that ends April 3.

In addition to live racing, Gulfstream has:

* Simulcast wagering — seven days a week with more than 30 thoroughbred and harness tracks; open for simulcasting from 11 a.m. until approximately 11 p.m.

* Casino — the two casino rooms are open from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays

* Poker — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and 24 hours on Saturdays and Sundays.TBDowns_Logo550

Tampa Bay Downs

11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, Florida 33626

Main Phone (813) 855-4401

Toll Free (In Florida) (866)-TBDOWNS (823-6967)
Tampa Bay Downs Website

Tampa Bay Downs will have four-day race weeks for most of its meet that will extend through next May 8. Race days will be Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

There are three exceptions. It will have racing on Thursday Feb. 18 and Thursday Feb. 25 and be dark on Easter Sunday, March 27.

On days when it does not have live racing, Tampa Bay Downs is open for simulcasting and its poker room and golf range are open their regular hours.

*The Silks Poker Room hours of operation: Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.

The Downs Golf Practice Facility hours of operation:

Pro Shop: 8:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. daily (Last bucket sold at 7:45 p.m.)

Range: 8:30 a.m. – dusk daily

Short Game Area: 8:30 a.m. – dusk daily (lights out at 9:45 p.m.)

This Week at Florida’s Tracks: Jan. 11 to Jan. 17

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