This Week at Florida’s Tracks: Feb. 8 to Feb. 14

HorseracingFLA Staff Report

Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will both have their regular schedules of race days this week, with the highlights on Saturday when Tampa Bay has three graded stakes races and Gulfstream has one graded stakes.

Tampa Bay will have racing on Wednesday and then on Friday through Sunday. First post time is usually 12:25 p.m. Please check this Web site and/or our blog on race day mornings.

Tampa Bay has these four stakes on its schedule for Saturday, with three of them graded:

* Sam F. Davis (Grade 3) — $250,000, 1 1/16 miles dirt, 3-YO

* Endeavor (Grade 3) — $150,000, 1 1/16 miles turf, fillies and mares  4-YO and up

*Tampa Bay (Grade 3) — $150,000, 1 1/16 miles turf, 4-YO and up

*Suncoast — $100,000, one mile and 40 yards dirt, 3-YO fillies

The Sam F. Davis is a prep for the $350,000 Tampa  Bay Derby (Grade 3) at  1 1/16 miles on March 12.

Gulfstream will have racing Wednesday through Sunday. First post is 12:35 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. First post is usually12:05 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Please check our blog and this Web site on race day mornings for updates.

Gulfstream’s stakes this Saturday is the $200,000 Rampart (Grade 2) at 1 1/16 miles on dirt for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up.

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

Gulfstream has racing on Wednesdays through Sundays during its winter meet that ends April 3.

In addition to live racing, Gulfstream has: * 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.

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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 have four-day race weeks for most of its meet that will extend through next May 8. Race days will be Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

There are three exceptions. It will have racing on Thursday Feb. 18 and Thursday Feb. 25 and be dark on Easter Sunday, March 27.

On days when it does not have live racing, Tampa Bay Downs is open for simulcasting and its poker room and golf range are open their regular hours.

*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.)