Two's company, three's a crowd, and four's a sad little party. Pack the place with this Groupon: for $30, you get a Party at the Park package at the Maryland Million at Laurel Park on Saturday, October 6 (up to a $60 total value). Doors open at 11 a.m. This package includes:
- One ticket to the party, featuring unlimited beer, wine, and an all-you-can-eat hot wing buffet with 9 types of wings (up to a $35 value)
- One racing program (a $3 value)
- One Preakness wineglass (a $10 value)
- Four daily passes for future races through 2012 (a $12 total value)
Military personnel, local police, and local firemen are admitted free with proper ID.
As horses with names reminiscent of regal lords and cowboys with thorny dispositions vie for a blanket of black-eyed Susans at the 27th annual Maryland Million, racing enthusiasts celebrate in style with the generous help of Flying Dog brewery and Boordy Vineyards. All-you-can-eat hot wings and bottomless beverage tastings sate guests all afternoon, fueling them for the post-race festivities in which horses dressed as humans ride humans dressed as horses. Wee ones can get a taste for low gravity in the inflatable bounce house, and local rockers Client 9 rip righteously through such hits as Steve Miller's “The Joker,” the Eagles' “Hotel California,” and “We’re an American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad.