Millions of people worldwide enjoy horse racing, but very few of them actually have the speed, strength, and endurance required to win a race against a horse. Leave horseplay to the professionals with today’s Groupon to Tampa Bay Downs. Choose from the following options:
- For $9, you get a horseracing outing for one (up to a $20 total value).
- For $15, you get a horseracing outing for two (up to a $40 total value).
- For $29, you get a horseracing outing for four (up to an $80 total value).
- For $42, you get a horseracing outing for six (up to a $120 total value).<p>
Each outing includes the following for each person:
- Clubhouse admission (a $3 value)
- Box seat (a $3 value)
- Racing program (a $2 value)
- Betting voucher (a $2 value)
- Food and drink voucher (a $5 value)
- Valet parking (a $5 value)
At Tampa Bay Downs, visitors sit on the edge of their cushy box seats as they cheer on speedy stallions during thrilling thoroughbred races. After dropping off their car or motorized sofa at valet parking, patrons can head to the clubhouse and settle into box seats. A television replays action happening on the track and broadcasts other races from across the country. The included racing program details participating horses’ stats, handicap information, and birthstone, which can help guests make informed wagers using the included betting voucher. Classic concessions fare, such as pretzels ($2.75), onion rings ($4.25), and well drinks ($4), replenishes nutrients expelled while rooting for favorite steeds.
Each equestrian showdown occurs on Tampa Bay Downs’ meticulously maintained tracks. Horses on the main track dash around a one-mile sand-and-loam oval, working to edge out other horses and thoroughbred segways on a 976-foot stretch. The turf course encircles seven-eighths of a mile, with an additional quarter-mile chute. Gates open at 11 a.m. during live-racing season. Click here to see the 2011–12 racing calendar.
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.
11225 Race Track Rd.
Tampa, Florida 33626