Did the State of Kansas let you down by deciding to raise your taxes instead of passing the new gaming bill that would keep horse and dog tracks open and contributing millions to the State's coffers? Don't worry...Eureka Downs hasn't let you down. You can still get your fill of live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing during 2010. We may not be able to offer pari-mutuel betting but we can still offer all the great family fun that comes with life horse racing. The 2010 season kicks off this Saturday May, 29 and continues June 5, 12, 19, July 3, 4, 17, 24, 25, and 31. Post time is 1:00pm and the gates open at 11:30am so come early and get close parking as the lot has been known to fill up fast.
Experience the anticipation of the race at the paddock as you watch the horses being saddled and the jockeys mounting up. Feel the tension rise as the pony horses parade horse and rider in front of the grandstands. When the bell rings, the starting gates fly back, and the announcers voice booms from the speakers "AND THEY ARE OFF" you better have already picked your spot on the fence at the finish line because viewing from track side gets you so close to the action you can feel the energy as the horses thunder by.
So being track side isn't your style... that's ok too as Eureka Downs offers admission to the smoke free, air conditioned Turf Club with a birds eye view of the entire track for only $20. Great food and drinks are served in both the Turf Club and the concourse below. Live video streams in to the concourse and the Braden Room if you want a break from the outside action, but trust me... when you can be so close to it all there is no other place you will want to be.
Keep up-to-date with the happenings at Eureka Downs at www.eurekadowns.com or better yet, just make plans to spend part of your summer with us in Eureka!