Friday afternoon after a long week at work, what better way to blow off steam than to yell "GO! GO! DAMMIT, RUN! RUN!" at horses that cannot hear you and may not understand English? I can't think of one. Better than going home and yelling at your kids. Better than going home and yelling at your TV. Better than hitting a happy hour at a bar and getting hit on by someone twice your age and whom you'd normally never give the time of day, but five Jaegerbombs into the evening he looks pretty good and. . . but I digress.
During race season, Churchill sponsors Friday Happy Hours, usually from 4pm-7pm. Live music. Cheap beer. Cheap hot dogs. By 5pm, it's crowded and quite the scene. Depending on when the races started, you'll get there with time to bet on at least the last five races.
$1.50 Coors (blech) or Killians (better). $1.50 hot dogs and not the weenie (pun intended) skinny ones, but the big thick ones that are anatomically disturbing. It's only $2 to get in for general admission-- and why would you want to be anywhere else?
Check the schedule at : http://www.churchilldowns.com/