Horse racing is often called "The Sport of Kings," a throwback to the days when the cultural elite would amuse itself by watching horses race each other atop local monarchs. Enjoy the sport and its slightly modified rules with today's Groupon: for $9, you get clubhouse admission, a racing program, a $2 betting voucher, a $5 food voucher, a valet parking ticket, and a box seat at the Tampa Bay Downs ($20 value).
Dating back to 1926, Tampa Bay Downs engages thoroughbred fans with gripping races, packed seats and modern renovations, such as an indoor simulcast center and free WiFi. As one of the oldest and best-maintained tracks in America, Tampa Bay Down delights equestrian competitors with good ol' fashioned, down-to-the-wire horse racing, as horses gallop on the spectacular 1-mile main track. Open seven days a week, individuals or groups of all sizes can take advantage of this deal, which includes clubhouse admission ($3 value), box seats ($3 value), a betting voucher ($2 value), food voucher ($5 value), and racing program ($2 value) to inform on betting opportunities. Valet parking ($5 value) is also included, but post-race interviews with the winning horse are not. Feel free to also play Texas Hold ’Em at the facility’s Silks Poker Room or practice your power drive at The Downs Golf Practice facility.
- The little racetrack near Tampa that first opened its doors in 1926 is absolute heaven for fans of Thoroughbred racing. If you like good value, sitting outdoors in the Florida sun, or getting a close-up look at the horses, Tampa Bay is the place to go in the Sunshine State. – Ray Paulick
- Tampa Bay, a track dear to my heart, where the fields are full and the turf races always competitive, is a no-brainer. – John Pricci, Horserace Insider
Tampa Bay Downs
At Tampa Bay Downs, thoroughbred horses burst through the starting gates, and spectators cheer for their picks and spend an afternoon living it up on amenity-rich premises. Visitors can wager on live and simulcast races, or wander into The Silks Poker Room and hunker down for a game of Texas Hold’em. The racetrack features numerous restaurants, grills, and bars as well as a fully lit, 22-acre golf-practice facility with all-Bermuda-grass hitting stations, chipping greens, and a covered range.
Citrus Park-Fern Lake
11225 Race Track Rd.
Tampa, Florida 33626Get Directions