Extra Dates Approved for Tampa

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Tampa Bay DownsDoug DeFelice

Tampa Bay Downs has added eight dates in June to its 2019-2020 Thoroughbred racing calendar after its request was approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

The track will conduct racing in June on Mondays and Wednesdays: June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 and 24. Spectators will not be allowed, nor will they be permitted to attend the track’s annual two-day Summer Festival of Racing June 30 and July 1.

Tampa Bay Downs is racing on a Wednesday-Friday-Saturday schedule through May 30. Management expects the additional dates will help ease the financial hardship felt by many horsemen during the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis.

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