Florida Horse Racing | Gulfstream Park | Tampa Bay Downs
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Thoroughbred horse racing has always been one of the most widely attended spectator sports in America. In Florida, thoroughbred racing is featured at Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs.
Gulfstream Park (currently closed to spectators)
Gulfstream Spring - Summer Racing
The spring racing season at Gulfstream begins Thursday, April 2. The stakes schedule begins on Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 2, with the $100,000 Big Drama for Florida-breds and the Honey Ryder and English Channel, both contested on the turf.
Gulfstream's live card on Preakness Day, May 16, will include the $100,000 Musical Romance for Florida-breds and the $75,000 Roar and $75,000 Powder Break. On Belmont Stakes Day, June 6, Gulfstream will feature the $100,000 Soldier's Dancer and $100,000 Ginger Punch, both for Florida-breds.
Tampa Bay Downs
Tampa Bay Downs
One of the two remaining Thoroughbred race tracks in Florida, Tampa Bay Downs offers live racing dates as well as simulcast racing throughout the year. Also featured is its Silks Poker Room featuring Texas Hold'em, No Limit Hold'em and multi-table tournaments. Open to spectators.
Tampa Bay Live Racing through May 2, 2021
Open to spectators. Tampa Bay Downs also offers a poker room for cash play and scheduled tournaments.
World class harness racing in Florida has been enjoyed at Pompano Park, now known as Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park, for over fifty years.
Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park
Pompano Park features live harness racing from October thru May as well as offering a complete gaming casino open all year.
Hialeah Park and Casino
Once an iconic Thoroughbred race track, historic Hialeah Park now offers simulcast racing from various race tracks, but does not offer live racing. It main attraction is a complete gaming casino with 882 slots and 33 poker tables in South Florida's most elegant poker room.
More Florida Casinos
Florida has numerous card rooms tied to former Dog Racing Tracks and Jai Ali Frontons. These casinos typically offer a poker room and simulcast dog and horse racing. Except in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in South Florida, the card rooms do not offer slots.
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