Tuesday, February 03, 2009


OLDSMAR, Fla. (February 3, 2009) February 2009 is action packed at Tampa Bay Downs, starting with this Saturday’s $75,000 Super Stakes, a seven furlong sprint for four-year-olds and up. The fun continues on Sunday, February 8th with Kids and Family Day. Join Radio Disney and the gang for an afternoon of free fun, games and Pony Rides in the Backyard from noon until three PM.

Saturday, February 14 is Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South, featuring the Grade III $225,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the $100,000 Grade III Endeavour Stakes the $75,000 Suncoast Stakes. New on the Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South card is Taste of the Bay, featuring some of their most popular menu items during the event adjacent and just north of the Grandstand! Each featured Bay area restaurant will have a variety of items available at reasonable prices from 11 AM until 4 PM.

Tampa Bay Downs will offer a bonus day of live racing on Wednesday, February 18. Enjoy live Wednesday racing at the Oldsmar oval, with first post time at 12:25 PM and a full ten-race program. Family Fiesta Day returns on February 22nd, with fun for the whole family hosted by Univision Television. The afternoon features free Latin-themed entertainment and personalities, pony rides, games and more.

Racing resumes Thursday, February 5 with a ten race card; there is a Pick 6 carryover of $2,700.79 and a High Five carryover of $6,878.57. The Silks Poker Room is open daily from 12:30 PM through 12:30 AM, and The Downs Golf Practice Facility is open on Mondays from 10:00 AM through 10:00 PM and on Tuesdays through Sundays from 8:30 AM through 10:00 PM.

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