Price tag: Buffet, $14.95/adult and $7.95/child ages 3-12. Parking at the race course costs $10 — but the fee is refundable if you leave before 10am and don't stay for the races. After your meal, you can go for a free 45-minute tram and walking tour of the track's historic backstretch area, which includes a demonstration of the starting gate. Tours depart from the clubhouse every 15 minutes from 8am to 9:15am.
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