So I'm finally hosting an event...long overdue. This one is going to be at the Portland Meadows Horse Racetrack.
Admission? – Free (parking, gate and Horse Racing 101 class***)
Expertise Required? - None
Betting Required? - No. If you do bet, it’s a min bet of $2/race. For an entire day, I usually win or lose no more than $30.
Indoors/Outdoors? - Betting is indoors. Viewing the horses is outdoors. Watching the races is at your option, indoor or outdoor.
First Race? - 12pm
Total Races? - about a dozen, spread out by 25 minute increments. Staying the entire time is not required.
Food/Beverages – Yes, including “adult” beverages.
*** I highly recommend arriving at 11am for the “Horse Racing 101” class. It is on the 2nd Floor Clubhouse. It is free. You’ll learn the basic idea behind making a bet on a horse race. Even if you don’t plan on betting, it still is an interesting learning opportunity and good way to chat with some other meetup folks.
Between races, you have the opportunity to view the horses up close and personal. It’s kinda fun.
Becky and I will arrive at 10:45am, we will be in the “Horse Racing 101” class. If you choose to come afterwards, look for the meetup sign sitting on one of the tables in the 2nd floor clubhouse.
Becky and I will likely stay until 3pm or so. The racing actually carries on throughout the evening.