Horse racing is often called "The Sport of Kings," a throwback to the days when the cultural elite would amuse itself by watching horses race each other atop local monarchs. Though the rules of the sport have changed slightly, the palpable excitement remains, and today's Groupon will let you palpate it all day: for $25, you get a race day package at Los Alamitos Race Course (a $68 value). The package includes two passes to the Vessels Club ($10 value each), a $10 food voucher, exclusive club parking ($8 value), two souvenir shot glasses ($15 value), and an 8"x10" group photo snapped within the winner's circle ($15 value).
A long-time leader in Orange County's quarter horse racing tradition, Los Alamitos Race Course hosts exciting, 400-yard horse dashes for some of the priciest purses in the country. The Vessels Club is an elegant facility whose top-of-the-grandstand location offers great views of the finish line, downtown San Francisco, and blimps piloted by Pat Boone. Inside, you can use the $10 food voucher toward fine cuisine consumed while watching the race from the patio. The club enforces a mercilessly upscale dress code, so make sure you're dressed in proper attire, such as a tuxedo or a T-shirt made from the canvas of famous works of art. Stop in to see a live race on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. (Post time is 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 5:00 p.m. on Sunday).
- Because with 155 days of year-round action featuring the world's fastest equines on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, there is no question that, in the words of Edward C. Allred, it is the Citadel for quarter horse racing. – Jo-Ryan Salazar, Bleacher Report
- My brother and I went here while he was visiting. Good place to kill a couple hour, have some drinks, and do something that you don't do everyday. We actually both won money, so, yeah, sweet. – Alex G., Yelp
4961 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, California 90720Get Directions