Going to the Dogs

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Here’s a fun time.  With our friends, Ruthi and Frank, we decided to check out the dog races in Harlingen, which is the town just north of Brownsville.  The Valley Race Park  is located on the southwest side of town and is a beautiful facility.


The best part of this evening of fun is the cost.  $2.00 gets you in the door and you can pick out your air conditioned box seat (booth). [CLICK ON PICTURE BELOW FOR PANORAMIC VIEW]


Each seat has a good view of the track plus an informational terminal/TV.


Dinner is served at your table from a limited menu, but the food was excellent.

The betting is done in the same manner as horse racing.  Once you figure out how to read the racing form, it is pretty easy.  Picking a dog “across the board”, to win – place – or show, seemed to work out for us.

I guess that any time you go to a betting venue and you walk away with your meal being the most expensive part of the evening,  you had a successful experience.  The evening was a blast and we can’t wait to try it again.

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