Hailed as the “sport of kings,” horse racing was the traditional Roman method of selecting a monarch until the oats-fueled rampage of King Caligula the Long-Faced. Enjoy the equinocracy with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a Sunday Night at the Track package for two to Raceway Park in Toledo, including admission for two, dinner at the Crazy Horse Clubhouse, two $10 betting vouchers, four alcoholic drinks, live-racing programs, a ride in the starting-gate car, and two souvenir Raceway Park keychains (a $50 total value).
The former host of such harness-racetrack greats as Ramblin' Willie, Mack Lobell, and Shady Daisy, Toledo's Raceway Park ladles up a comprehensive couples' nightlife package of hearty dining and equine amusements. Contemplate your complimentary racing programs (and learn how to read them) as you sup from the gourmet feedbag of Crazy Horse Clubhouse's á la carte menu, featuring items such as the Raceway Reuben ($8.50) and the breaded, grilled Finish Line Chops ($12.95), both named for stallion chefs who originally concocted the recipes.
While the four-legged athletes set to work turning $10 vouchers into cash money for wager-makers, imminent winners two-fistedly toast their four free drinks. After spending the voucher, additional wagers can be made in cash. Check the event calendar for upcoming races, such as July 10's Ohio Sires Stakes race, which pits home-state heroes against each other in a speed-chess marathon.
5700 Telegraph Rd.
Toledo, Ohio 43612