Spectator sports are marked by traditions, such as crowning a champion horse with roses and setting the last-place jockey’s car on fire. Feel the heat of competition with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$25 for a live horse racing package for two (a $50 total value)
- Two programs (a $3.50 value each)
- Two jockey-boot-shaped commemorative glasses, filled with a choice of beverage (a $14 value each)
- $15 credit for food and beverages<p>
$50 for a live horse racing package for four (a $100 total value)
- Four programs (a $3.50 value each)
- Four jockey-boot-shaped commemorative glasses, filled with a choice of beverage (a $14 value each)
- $30 credit for food and beverages<p>
As racehorses sprint on the track, visitors enjoy food and drinks at the track’s many bars, grills, and cafés, which serve cheeseburgers ($7), chicken-cobb wraps ($7.50), and deli sandwiches ($7.50). See the full list of race events. Entry and parking at Portland Meadows are free.<p>
Since opening its gates in 1946, Portland Meadows has hosted exhilarating thoroughbred and quarter-horse races on its 1-mile oval every year from July to December. As racehorses burst forth from the track's 12-stall starting gate every thirty minutes during nine daily races, crowds of up to 4,400 shout their favorite ponies' names from indoor and outdoor seats and cheer on jockeys in a secret language known only to horse whisperers. Adults may place wagers on the races, test their luck at video lottery terminals, or take a closer look at the horses at the saddling enclosure; meanwhile, kids can blow off steam at the HorsePlay Kids Zones, which welcomes guests every weekend. Admission is always free at Portland Meadows, as is parking in its 300,000-square-foot lot.