I just spent the afternoon at Gulfstream and saw the racetrack. The setup is wonderful. You can sit by the entrance to the casino in a "pit" filled with chairs and see the horses parade by before each race. If you wish, you can watch the race and bet there, or walk a few steps to see the actual track. There are many interesting and great places to eat or shop at the Gulfstream as well. Of course, there is no entry fee at the racetrack.