Picking a horse as they are paraded in a small track, betting on that horse (if you so choose), walking to the race track and experiencing the race up close and personal is exciting. The electricity in the air is tangible. Everyone feeds off of others' excitement. It's a happy place and I got to see the winner up close being photographed and cooled down with a hose. I could practically reach out and touch her.
There are shops, which I didn't go into and restaurants. My family and I ate at Christine Lee's, an Asian restaurant. The food is really good. Slightly pricey, but worth it. Serving sizes are large.