This Week at the Florida Tracks: Oct. 12 to Oct. 18

The Gulfstream Park West meet, at Calder Casino in Miami Gardens, will have its only Monday race card of the year this afternoon. First post time is 1:15 p.m. for the Columbus Day card with ten races.

This Wednesday, the GP West meet will begin its regular Wednesday through Sunday schedule. Gulfstream Park is holding the GP West meet at Calder under a lease agreement with Calder. The meet will extend through Nov. 29.

Daily first post is 1:15 p.m. during October and 12:45 p.m. during November.

The Gulfstream Park West (GP West) condition book shows no stakes races scheduled for the upcoming Oct. 17-Oct. 18 weekend.

Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach is open daily for simulcasting, including the Gulfstream Park West races, during the GP West meet.

Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar is in the midst of physical and operational preparations for its opening day on Nov. 28.


Calder Casino
21001 N.W. 27th Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
(305) 206-6309
Calder Web site

For information on the racing at GP West (Calder), use the Gulfstream Park contact information listed below.

  • Live racing: Wednesdays through Sundays, first post is 1:15 p.m.
  • Casino: Open from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays

Gulfstream ParkGSP 1939 Cap
901 S. Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, Fla. 33009
Phones — (954) 454-7000
Gulfstream Park Website


  • Simulcast wagering: 7 days a week with more than 30 thoroughbred and harness tracks; open for simulcasting from 11 am. until approximately 11 pm.
  • Casino: Two casino rooms open 9 am to 3 am on Sundays through Thursdays and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Poker: 10am to 4 am. on Sundays through Thursdays, and 24 hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tampa Bay DownsTBDowns_Logo
11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, Florida 33626
Main Phone (813) 855-4401
Toll Free (In Florida) (866)-TBDOWNS (823-6967)
Tampa Bay Downs Website

Tampa Bay Downs will resume live racing on Nov.28th.

Prior to then, it is open seven days a week for afternoon and evening simulcasts of thoroughbred races from more than 20 tracks. A schedule may be obtained by calling the numbers listed above.

  • The Silks Poker Room:  Open Daily, 10am – 4 pm.
  • The Downs Golf Practice Facility
    • Pro Shop: 8:30 am – 8 pm. daily (Last bucket sold at 7:45 pm.)
    • Range: 8:30 am – dusk daily
    • Short Game Area: 8:30 am – dusk daily (lights out at 9:45 pm).

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