Free Tampa Bay Downs Racing Picks for Todays Races

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  • Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack Guide

    The Tampa Bay Downs racetrack has undergone a lot of name changes over the years. First opened in 1926, this racetrack has been known as Tampa Downs, Sunshine Park, Florida Downs and Turf Club. The racetrack is located just outside Tampa in Westchase, Florida. 

    The season runs from November through to May with racing most Wednesday and Friday evenings.

    The racetrack like most of the US racetracks features both dirt and turf courses. The turf course is a seven-furlong oval that includes a quarter-mile chute. Whilst, the dirt course is a mile oval.

    If you are looking for Tampa Bay Downs entries or even looking for results so you can check those wagers. Then head over to this entries/results page to check.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Racecourse Map

    Tampa Bay Downs Address: 11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa, FL 33626, United States

    Tampa Bay Downs Phone Number: 813-855-4401

    Tampa Bay Downs Flat Racecourse Map
    Tampa Bay Downs Flat Racecourse Map
  • Best Tampa Bay Downs Racing Picks

    All of the Tampa Bay Downs free racing picks for today are listed above. Each individual race will be listed and highlighted will be the most tipped runner.

    Every race has all the information needed, the race itself will be highlighted as well as the off-time and the current odds of the pick.

    Also listed is the number of picks that the runner has received compared to the total number on the race. This gives you the percentage of picks that have been made on the race.

    So, for example, say you are looking at the Tampa Bay Derby and the highlighted runner has ten picks. If there is a total of twenty on the race then this runner has received 50% of the picks to win the Tampa Bay Derby.

    You can view every race in more detail by clicking on the race name. This will result in the race page being displayed. On here you can see every runner in the race. Also, you can read any comments left by our racing tipsters which back up their picks.

    On non-race days at Tampa Bay Downs, you can find other US Racing picks listed from our knowledgeable racing tipsters on the 'Horse Racing Picks' page.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Notable Races

    The highlight of the year is the 'Festival Day' which is held in March of each year. The top race of the 'Festival Day' is the Tampa Bay Derby, a race that is open to three-year-old runners and is run over one mile and half a furlong. The Tampa Bay Derby is a prep race for the Kentucky Derby and in 2007, Street Sense became the first winner of both races.

    Also held on Festival Day is the Hillsborough Stakes, a Grade 2 race open to older fillies and mares. It is run over one mile and one furlong. This race can be a guide to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf. In 2012 Zagora after winning this race went on to success at the Breeders Cup.

    The Grade 3 Florida Oaks is also a feature on Festival Day. A race which is run over one mile and half a furlong which is open to three-year-old fillies only.

    Finally, In February of each year, we have more graded races.

    On the Dirt, we have the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes for three-year-old runners run over one mile and half a furlong. Whilst on the turf we have both the South Endeavour Stakes and the Tampa Bay Stakes. Both of which are Grade 3 races open to older horses and is run over one mile and half a furlong.

  • Top Tampa Bay Downs Trainers

    Here are the leading trainers based on the number of wins in 2021:

    Trainer Runners Winners Wins % Earnings
    Bennett, Gerald S 239 50 21% $819k
    O'Connell, Kathleen 178 28 16% $454k
    Delgado, Jose H 111 25 23% $361k
    Rodriguez, Darien 72 22 31% $284k
    Bowersock, Maria 109 20 18% $340k
    Arnett, Jon G 147 19 13% $342k
    Arriagada, Juan M 72 18 25% $276k
    Machado, Antonio 107 15 14% $223k
    Ward, Dennis 71 15 21% $239k
    Dini, Michael 143 14 10% $316k
  • Top Tampa Bay Downs Jockeys

    Here are the leading jockeys based on the number of wins in 2021:

    Jockey Rides Winners Wins % Earnings
    Camacho, Samy 566 103 18% $2.1m
    Gallardo, Antonio A 449 98 22% $1.8m
    Centeno, Daniel 336 68 20% $1.4m
    Diaz, Jr Hector R 311 59 19% $963k
    Ferrer, Jose C 256 45 18% $975k
    Castillo, Isaac 318 40 13% $678k
    Allen, Jr Ronald Dale 217 33 15% $566k
    Batista, Jose A 186 30 16% $444k
    Garcia, Wilmer A 249 29 12% $492k
    Castanon, Jesus Lopez 213 27 13% $656k

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