Let's face it,gambling is a losing game,I know. I have been a horse player since I was old enough to reach the tellers window,the laws on underage betting were much more relaxed back in the 60s.If your just looking for a day out with friends or family ,The Downs can really be a fun time, just remember you can lose lots of $$$ in little time. On most days and nights you have a choice of up to 20 different tracks around the country(and sometimes world) to wager on. Post time for races run around every 3-4 minutes so there's action when ever you want it. They do make a decent burger and have an exstensive bar, how convenient.