All the coolest people from history have ridden horses: knights, cowboys, the top portions of centaurs. Relive history with this GrouponLive deal.
- $24 for a one-day horse-racing experience package for up to six people (a $48 value)
- Where: Hastings Racecourse
- Ticket values include all fees
The package includes private box seating and race programs for all attendees.
The 2014 live racing season hits the oval at Hastings Racecourse in April, drawing in horseracing fans with the thunder of hooves and fierce competition. The historic venue hosts a slate of events over the course of the spring, summer, and fall, with the season scheduled to come to a close in mid-October. Though the schedule has not yet been set, races take place on most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season, as well as some Friday nights during the summer.
The same course that hosted some of Vancouver’s first horse-racing events in the 1890s today boasts such luxury amenities as a casino, lounge, and upscale dining options for attendees who file into the tiered grandstand. Hastings Racecourse fuels racing festivities with a slew of concession stands and five different dining spots, including Silks restaurant—known for its buffets and 9-inch table monitors. Lady Luck strolls through the gaming-floor area, passing by more than 600 slot machines before arriving in the lounge. Hastings Racecourse is also the home of Mario Gutiérrez, the winner of last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.