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“Sad to see such a grand old racetrack in decline”
Review of Hialeah Racetrack

Hialeah Racetrack
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Hialeah
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Owner description: Famous horseracing track.
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Seeing this racetrack was on my bucket list. You could see that it had once been a magnificent place to watch thoroughbreds. Except for the hight tech tote board on the infield, it seemed that the premises had not changed since the 50's, 60's. I tried to imagine how grand it must have been back then. At least, unlike Hollywood Park, it has not succumbed to the developers wrecking ball. And the Flamingos are still there .Not big fans of quarter horse racing, we left after 3 races, having seen the paddocks, grandstand and flight of the Flamingos.
Parking and entry were free, so you can't beat the price.

1  Thank misty075
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Well the casino just opened up about a few months ago. The slot are is a decent size. But will grow in the future, and it needs it. The second floor is for the Poker players. And its a very comfrotable spot. The chairs are very comfrotable and the table nice, as theey are new. Lets see how long they last. The specials the have on weekends are very good. And hopefully the continue to be. as in the past the other casino's near by have gone down on the promotions for the poker room. I have yet to see any horse racing there, but remember this is the place that had great horse racing in the past. So it will be back soon as they are setting up the horse stalls.

Thank Luis M
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Just visited Hialeah Racetrack..super beautiful and the renovations are awesome. The restuarant was excellent. A great place to visit as a family or just for fun.

Thank hial1211
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

I've been to Saratoga and I've been to Santa Anita numerous times,there is nothing like Hialeah.The family that purchased the track and the grounds surrounding it has restored it back to its original beauty complete with their beautiful pink flamingos.It is a shame that the only racing there is quarter horse for a short meet.They built a new beautiful casino at the other end to help finance and maintain the racetrack.Anyone who wants to see the past in the present should take a trip here.The area is very safe ,with friendly people,trams to take you from the parking lot to the entrance.I only hope that they could open for thoroughbreds again,even if for only 1 month a year similar to Saratoga,and maybe close down that disgrace called Caldor.

2  Thank ChALUTCH
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hialeah has become a Racino.
The new casino is very nice with all the bells and whistles.
One drawback is it is a long walk from your car to the casino, unless you are a VIP player.

Thank BiggestPhilliesFan
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