What You'll Get
Horsepower, extracted from naturally speedy horses, hastens many technologies essential to our advancement as a species, including automobiles, trains, and My Little Pony nightlights. Experience horsepower in its most literal form with today's Groupon: for $15, you get clubhouse admission, one clubhouse box-seat ticket, valet parking, a $10 concession voucher, an official track program, and $5 off at the gift shop at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport (a $36 total value). The track opens for the season on May 14, 2011; race to redeem your Groupon, as it expires June 30.
Thrilling equine enthusiasts since 1870, Monmouth Park continues to excite present-day patrons with steed-barrier-trouncing races that run rain or shine. Clubhouse box seats––accessible only through faithful reproduction of the club's secret hoofshake––afford seat warmers a lengthy view of the stretch, and grumbling bellies can engage in the festivities with an excursion to one of several dining options, including the Dining Terrace, offering an à la carte menu of crab cakes, pasta, and more. For stallion superfans, the Monmouth Park gift shop carries an assortment of T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and signed sugar cubes from your favorite horses. Gates to the park open at 11:30 a.m., with the first race kicking off at 12:50 p.m., and races typically end between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., depending on the number of races that day.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 5/14/11. Must be 18 or older. Valid on live racing days only. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Monmouth Park Race Track
On June 19, 1946, a veritable herd of racing fans—18,724 of them, in fact—galloped through the turnstiles at Monmouth Park Race Track. It was a gathering fit for a historic return, and indeed it was: 53 years separated that moment from the last time the track had hosted a race. Originally opened in 1870 in an effort to increase summer trade, Monmouth Park was immediately popular, earning the moniker “Newmarket of America," a reference to the famed course in England. Yet in 1894, the state of New Jersey banned wagering on horses, effectively ending the facility's operations. In the 1940s, though, a man named Amory M. Haskell lobbied to have that law reversed. Today, the track honors its legislative savior by hosting the annual $1 million Haskell Invitational, the richest Invitational in America. The1 1/8-mile race limited to standout 3-year-olds in a race “Where Champions Prove Their Greatness”.