Out-of-work jockeys often drift aimlessly across airport runways, lethargically slapping riding crops against passing planes and bucking baggage handlers. Keep their noble profession alive with this GrouponLive deal to Canterbury Park in Shakopee. For $12, you get five tickets for general admission, plus programs, on any live race day (up to a $25 value). Admission can be applied to one race or spread out across several events; see the schedule for upcoming races.
Beyond Canterbury Park's full casino and card club, the entertainment haven's 300,000-square-foot grandstand features three levels devoted to watching horses run amok on the dirt track. From the second level's stadium seating, crowds can rain roses or toss salt-lick bouquets to such superstar steeds as Sheso Dazzling, Gold Brew, and Redneck Richie. Patrons can heighten their horseracing experience with a slew of promotional events throughout the summer, including a food-truck festival on June 23 and August 10 that fills racegoers' tummies with delectable fare from around Minneapolis and a fireworks extravaganza accompanied by live music on July 3. A program lays out the day's lineup, and gambling guests can take advantage of Canterbury's online-education courses, on-track seminars, and handy wagering guide to ensure they aren't bilked by malevolent cigar-chomping stallions.
Canterbury Park offers its own deals during certain events that might be better values than this deal; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
1100 Canterbury Rd. S
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379