Monday, February 1, 2016

This Week at Florida’s Tracks: Feb. 1 to Feb. 5

HorseracingFLA Staff Report

Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will both have their regular schedules this week.

Gulfstream will have racing Wednesday through Sunday. First post is 12:35 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and on Sundays. First post is 12:05 p.m. on Saturdays.

On Saturday Feb. 6 it will have the Donn Handicap (Grade 1), the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (Grade 1) and four other stakes races.

Tampa Bay Downs will have racing on Wednesday and then on Friday through Sunday. First post time is usually 12:25 p.m. Please check this Web site and/or our blog on race day mornings.

Tampa Bay Downs will not have any stakes races this weekend.

On Saturday Feb. 13, it will have four stakes races including the Sam F. Davis (Grade 3) at 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-olds.

The Gulfstream stakes races this coming Saturday are:

*$500,000 Donn Handicap (Grade 1)—1 1/8 miles on dirt;4-year-olds and up

*$350,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (Grade 1)—1 1/8 miles on turf; 4-year-olds and up

*$150,000 Suwannee River (Grade 3)—1 1/8 miles on turf; fillies and mares; 4-years-old and up

*$100,000 Fred Hooper (Grade 3) – one mile on dirt; 4-year-olds and up

*75,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint – 5 furlongs on turf; 4-year-olds and up

*$75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint – 5 furlongs on turf; fillies and mares 4-years-old and up

Gulfstream Park

901 S. Federal Highway Hallandale Beach, Fla. 33009 Phones — (954) 454-7000 Gulfstream Park WebsiteGulfstreamPark-logo-final_new

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.

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 WebsiteP1050622

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: Feb. 1 to Feb. 5

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