This Week at the Florida Tracks: Oct. 5 to Oct. 11
This Wednesday will be opening day for the Gulfstream Park West meet at Calder Casino in Miami Gardens.
Gulfstream Park is holding the meet under a lease agreement with Calder. There will be 41 race days, generally Wednesdays through Sundays, until Nov. 29. There will be racing on one Monday – Oct. 12th, Columbus Day.
Daily first post is 1:15 p.m. during October.
The Gulfstream Park West (GP West) condition book shows no stakes races scheduled for the upcoming Oct. 10-11 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.
21001 N.W. 27th Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
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
901 S. Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, Fla. 33009
Phones – (954) 454-7000
Gulfstream Park Website: www.gulfstreampark.com
* Simulcast wagering — seven days a week with more than 30 thoroughbred and harness tracks; open for simulcasting from 11 a.m. until approximately 11 p.m.
* Casino — the two casino rooms are open from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays
* Poker — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and 24 hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
Tampa Bay Downs
11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, Florida 33626
Main Phone (813) 855-4401
Toll Free (In Florida) (866)-TBDOWNS (823-6967
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 hours of operation: Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.
The Downs Golf Practice Facility hours of operation:
Pro Shop: 8:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. daily (Last bucket sold at 7:45 p.m.)
Range: 8:30 a.m. – dusk daily
Short Game Area: 8:30 a.m. – dusk daily (lights out at 9:45 p.m