Tampa Bay Downs showcases opening day with new improvements

OLDSMAR, Fla — Matters will seem a little bit different for these headed to Tampa Bay Downs for the opening day of horse racing. 

Adhering to a calendar year of COVID restrictions, the team at Tampa Bay Downs employed the off-season to make some advancements to the assets. 

They refurbished and repainted the grandstands, clubhouse, barn, and paddock and additional synthetic turf to the paddock walking ring to help with drainage.

The solar is climbing on the opening day for Tampa Bay Downs 🐎 Its a Thanksgiving week tradition for some of us to arrive out to the Oldsmar Oval for the first race of the time. The horses are by now out for warmups ⁦@BN9⁩ pic.twitter.com/RZATHq4Jv2

— Angie Angers (@angie_angers) November 24, 2021

“The turf program appears as very good as it normally does, and the dust training course has usually experienced a track record of getting a pretty fair surface and staying pretty forgiving for horses,” explained Mike Henry, a longtime observe personnel. 

For the trainers and employees, 78 new tack sheds ended up included to the stable location and 7 new wash stations have been extra for the horses. 

Further than the track, there is a new teeing place at the driving assortment with synthetic turf and an extra poker place with 3 a lot more tables.

The initial race for the period starts at 12:43 p.m. ​

It is a cold but beautiful early morning for opening day of races at Tampa Bay Downs. The horses are out below teaching from 6-10 a.m. and then the very first race of the time starts at 12:43 p.m. ⁦@BN9 pic.twitter.com/Poc5nz8X4y

— Angie Angers (@angie_angers) November 24, 2021