Off Track Betting Locations in Florida
Two places are prominent in Florida's horse-racing universe: Gulfstream and Hialeah. Opened initially in 1939 and reopened in 1944, Gulfstream conducts racing from December through April. It is the home of two Grade I races: the Florida Derby, one of the main prep meets for the Kentucky Derby, and the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap. Beginning in 2017 Gulfstream will host the Pegasus World Cup, billed as the "richest horse race in the world" with a projected purse of $12 million.
Hialeah Park officially reopened in 1932; it originally premiered in 1922 as a dog track and added thoroughbreds three years later, but a hurricane in 1926 severely damaged the facility. Today, Hialeah hosts quarterhorse meets in the winter and contains a casino. Other well-known tracks are Calder Race Course in Miami, Pampano Park in Pampano and Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar.
Online Racebooks to Bet Florida Horse Racing
If you can't find a Florida OTB, you can still bet the races with one of these online racebooks.
* REMINDER! - you must be of legal age in your state or province to legally wager on thoroughbred or harness horse racing. Please bet responsibly!
There are more than 20 off-track betting locations in the Sunshine State, covering greyhound races and jai alai along with the ponies and offering simulcast access. The outlets include Bestbet sites in Jacksonville and Orange Park; Dania Jai Alai; the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs; the Daytona Kennel Club in Daytona Beach; the Ebro Kennel Club; Orlando Jai Alai in Fern Park; Fort Pierce Jai Alai; the Hollywood Greyhound Park in Hallandale Beach; Hamilton Jai Alai in Jasper; Sanford-Orlando Kennel Club in Longwood; Melbourne Greyhound Park & Club 52 Poker Room; Pensacola Greyhound Track & Poker Room; Pompano Park Isle Casino in Pompano Beach; Ocala Jai Alai in Reddick; Derby Lane Racing & Poker in St. Petersburg; Sarasota Kennel Club & One Eyed Jacks Poker Room; Creek Entertainment in Gretna; Tampa Greyhound Track & Lucky's Card Room; Tampa Bay Downs; Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach; and at least three places in Miami: Casino Miami, Calder Race Course and Flagler Greyhound Track/Magic City Casino.
Getting in on the horse-race wagering action in Florida and elsewhere is as easy as visiting our recommended racebook partners.
List of Off Track Betting Locations in Florida
Fort Pierce Jai-Alai & Poker1750 South Kings Highway, Ft. Pierce, Florida 34945 (772) 464-7500 Web: www.casinomiamijaialai.com/ftpierce
Palm Beach Kennel Club1111 N Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-683-2222 Web: www.pbkennelclub.com
Derby Lane10490 Gandy Blvd N, St Petersburg, FL 33702 727-812-3339 Web: www.derbylane.com