Sunday, December 24, 2017

Florida Tracks’ Holiday Week Schedule Includes Gulfstream Racing Christmas Eve

Gulfstream Park will have  live racing on  Sunday, Christmas  Eve, with ten races and first post of 12:00 p.m.

Tampa Bay Downs does not have live racing on Sunday, Christmas Eve.

Neither Florida track has live racing on Monday, Christmas Day.

According to Equibase, 21 U.S. thoroughbred tracks are currently holding race meets.  Of those, only Gulfstream and Sunland Park in New Mexico have live racing on Christmas Eve.

No U.S. thoroughbred tracks have racing on Christmas Day this year—continuing a long tradition.

Gulfstream added December to its live racing calendar in 2011.

The only previous year it has held racing on Christmas Eve was 2011 when Dec. 24 was a Saturday. 

Gulfstream has never held live racing on Christmas Day.

Through Jan.1, Gulfstream has live racing on the following days:
*Sunday  Dec. 24
*Tuesday  Dec. 26
*Thursday Dec. 28
*Friday Dec. 29
*Saturday Dec. 30
*Sunday Dec. 31
*Monday Jan. 1
Gulfstream’s regular racing schedule is Wednesdays through Sundays.

Through Jan. 1. Tampa Bay Downs has live racing the following days:
*Wednesday Dec. 27
*Friday Dec.  29’
*Saturday  Dec. 30
*Sunday Dec. 31

Details including first posts and days/hours for simulcasts, poker and Gulfstream’s casino may be found on the tracks’ websites and

Tampa Bay’s regular live racing schedule is Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
 --Jim Freer

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