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“Didn't want to leave!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Derby Lane

Derby Lane
10490 Gandy Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
727 812 3339
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Ranked #29 of 126 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Missouri City, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Didn't want to leave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Was super addicting and neat to watch. The food in one of the restaurants was really, really surprisingly tasty!!! We didn't win much, in fact, we lost a good amount of money. Never the less, it was a great experience!!!!

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85 attraction reviews
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“Wow.....them doggies can run!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great way to pass an afternoon watching the pooches run....and can they ever run!
Neat and clean track, nice facility, pleasant staff....and free parking and admission!
Lots of fun, lots of laughs!

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Saugerties, New York
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“A fun afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We recently attended matinee racing at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. It was a fun and inexpensive way to spend an afternoon betting on the dogs. Admission is free and in addition to the local racing, video racing and wagering is supported. Food and drink is inexpensive with happy hour beverages after 2:00 pm. The facility is very clean and the clientele are well mannered, no loud or vulgar spectators. Security around the track and in the parking lot is good.

Visited December 2013
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“Nice little dog track”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was our 2nd time visiting after going last fall. Dog racing to us doesn't compare to horse racing but it's a fun way to spend a couple hours on vacation since we don't have it back home. The track itself is very nice and I've been to a couple of them. The races run pretty quickly and it's not very crowded. Food prices are great and I'd highly recommend the Cuban sandwich! It's not far off a major highway in St Petersburgh and easy to find.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Do the Buffet and Enjoy the Races”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Now this is a different way to enjoy yourself. Come here and enjoy the dog races and have a great buffet. Not very pricey. Fun!!!!! But I did get grief from my friends about the controversial way the dogs are treated. OK, I get that. But I did have fun, and I can't change the system. THE BUFFET WAS GREAT AND THE PRICE WAS EXCELLENT. It wasn't too crowded. It was easy to see the races, it was easy to bet, and I even won!!!

Visited September 2013
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