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Tampa Bay Derby 2015; Equine Stars and Fashionable Stripes

Tampa Bay Derby 2015; Equine Stars and Fashionable Stripes: Across the country from the festivities at Santa Anita, the 2015 Tampa Bay Derby will be run this Saturday, March 7, at Tampa Bay Downs. Like the featured San Felipe Stakes at “The Great Race Place,” the Tampa Bay Derby is part of the trail to the Kentucky Derby. This edition of the Tampa Bay Derby boasts nine talented three-year-old colts going 1 1/16 miles for a $350,000 purse and 50 points towards a position in the Churchill Downs starting gate.

What to do at the 2015 Tampa Bay Derby…

Tampa Bay Derby 2015

Bold statement stripes were one of the top trends featured on the runway, and Tampa Bay Downs provides the perfect place to debut your bold stripes.
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Before the big race, guests can enjoy teeing off at the Tampa Bay Downs state-of-the-art Golf Practice Facility where a staff of PGA Class A professionals will be available to assist you in perfecting your game. Following the race, guests can enjoy The Silks Poker Room on the Tampa Bay Downs grounds.

Tampa Bay Downs also has a Race Day all-inclusive package for groups that includes admission, free parking, a daily racing program, reserved seating, a race named in honor of your group, a meal, tax, and gratuity.

If you are not traveling in a group, Tampa Bay Downs still has plenty to offer. The Sky Terrace offers a great view of the track while providing its famous cheesecake and key lime pie along with appetizers, specialty sandwiches, and a weekly featured Sunday Brunch. Reservations are recommended for The Sky Terrace, and a dress code is enforced.

For a more low-key atmosphere, guests can enjoy the Riders Up Bar featuring craft beers, cocktails, and a front-row seat to the finish line.

Who to bet on in the 2015 Tampa Bay Derby…

Tampa Bay Derby 2015 Post Positions & Odds
Race #11 5:23 PM ET
1 Divining Rod 6-1 Garcia/Delacour
2 Ocean Knight 2-1 Ortiz, Jr./McLaughlin
3 Carpe Diem 8-5 Velazquez/Pletcher
4 Ami’s Flatter 15-1 Contreras/Carroll
5 My Johnny Be Good 15-1 Gallardo/Harty
6 Souper Colossal 6-1 Rosario/Plesa, Jr.
7 Great Stuff 20-1 Goncalves/Wilkes
8 Moonlight 30-1 Bandit Lezcano/Casse
9 Danzig Moon 12-1 Leparoux/Casse
See Tampa Bay Derby Preview

What to wear to the 2015 Tampa Bay Derby…

No matter what you decide to do during your time at Tampa Bay Downs, why not step out in some of this spring’s top trends? The weather in Florida will be nice and warm compared to the rest of the country, so it is the perfect time to debut your favorite spring outfit. Bold statement stripes were one of the top trends featured on the runway, and Tampa Bay Downs provides the perfect place to debut your bold stripes.

Try a blue dress with stripes and a striped mesh overlay. For a brighter look, try this an aqua and white striped dress with mismatched stripe patterns. For a more subtle take on striped dressing, try a light gray drop-waist striped dress.

If stripes all over is too intimidating to you, then just try a statement striped skirt. Try a black and white striped skirt or a beautiful green watercolor-inspired spring skirt. Pair your striped look with a solid-colored hat, or wear a solid look and wear your stripes in a headpiece like a hat with a big striped bow.

You will be sure to stand out and win big at the Tampa Bay Derby in your bold, striped look at Tampa Bay Downs!

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