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Derby Lane

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If you like to do a little betting, this is a good spot for you. I don't do it as much as I... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Neil T
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Safety Harbor, Florida
always a fun time

When ever we go to Derby Lane we always have a great time. Food is good, place is clean and the... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Bill M
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Largo, Florida
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Historic Derby Lane, the St. Petersburg Kennel Club, is the oldest continuously operating greyhound track in the world. We offer year-round greyhound racing with Matinees at 12:30pm and Evening performances at 7:30pm. Visit our website for our...more
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10490 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-2395
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a tourist attraction. Take your guests. Go to a matinee now. Ugh smokers all over outside. Seedy characters hanging out. Worse at night. Poker is busy part. People know how abused greyhounds are don’t go. Such a shame was a landmark.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always lots of fun to attend the dog track and bet on some of the puppies . even better when we go for the matinee and buffet dinner. well worth the cost of the buffet with a a great selection of of food on the...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is just good clean family fun!! Our whole family went there a couple of weeks ago on a Friday night. My kids loved watching the dogs go round the track, and really enjoyed cheering them on. We did a little bit of gambling -...More

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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Hi, BigDavis! Thank you for the great review! These athletes truly love what they do. Those concession specials are the best! Come back and see us again soon! Sincerely, Alexis Winning

Reviewed October 3, 2018

If you like to do a little betting, this is a good spot for you. I don't do it as much as I once did but it's nice that it's there when I want to. Cool facility. Great extras. Poker. Access to other betting opportunities

Thank Neil T
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Buffet is very consistent and so is the service. Great bargain for the price and quality. Convenient to be able to place bets near the table.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a super fun place. But eat somewhere else. The blonde bartender moved about as slow as a turtle. We waited 5 mins for our 1st drinks, even tho she saw us walk in, she was too busy talking to others. Ordered a burger...More

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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Hi, Jennifer. Thank you for letting us know there were issues with your service. However, we have many places to eat here and would appreciate if you would email us to let us know where this happened. Also, I really hope you sent the burger...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

When ever we go to Derby Lane we always have a great time. Food is good, place is clean and the beer is cold...

Thank Bill M
DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Hi, Bill! Come back and see us soon. We promise to have an ice cold beer waiting for you.... -Alexis Winning

Reviewed July 31, 2018

Being more accustomed to dog tracks in the UK it was great to be able to visit a more scenic and well kept traditional US race track. Facilities were good, drinks and snacks all very reasonably priced and the staff friendly and polite. Greyhound welfare...More

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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Hi, Gib_Minty! I am so happy you got to visit Derby Lane! We pride ourselves on being one of the best greyhound tracks, and comments like these make it all worth it. You are correct! There are currently animal rights extremists trying to end this...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

A great way to spend an afternoon or evening when in St. Pete, and have the excitement of putting a couple of bucks on your favorite dog, and then enjoy watching how he/she does. It is too bad there is so much effort being made...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I love going to the dog races when we are in St. Petersburg. Free admission. Only initial cost is program listing the races and info on the dogs racing. That is just $1.25. You can bet big or simple.

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DerbyLaneFL, Manager at Derby Lane, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Hi, dstump122! Thank you for the greyt review! Come back and visit again soon! -Alexis Winning

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Donald J
October 17, 2018|
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Response from 0ur_0pini0n | Reviewed this property |
3 to 4 hours.
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Response from angelahawkes | Reviewed this property |
Go to derbylane (the usual extension on the web) for all seasonal race schedules.
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Response from DerbyLaneFL | Property representative |
Trifecta: You must select the three greyhounds that finish first, second, and third in exact order. $1 minimum. $1 Trifecta Box: You must select three (or more) greyhounds you think have the best chance of finishing first... More
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