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). Admissions can be applied to one race or spread out across multiple 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 race around the dirt track. From the second level's stadium seating, crowds can rain roses or toss salt-lick bouquets to such superstar steeds as Heliskier, I'll Show Them, and Happy Hour Honey. Patrons can heighten their horseracing experience with a slew of promotional events throughout the summer, including an extreme race day on Saturday, July 21, that pits ostriches and camels against one another in tests of speed, and a food-truck festival on Friday, August 10, that fills race-goers' tummies with delectable fare from around Minneapolis. 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.
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379