A Date at the Races!

June 13, 2016 · by MeetCute Admin

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

Skip the movies and take your date to Century Downs Racetrack and Casino. Featuring the only racetrack in Calgary and the surrounding area, it’s a unique thrill combined with the ideal casual day-out.

Here are some of the cool dates you can plan!

Pick Your Pony Date:

Dive in to the world of Standardbred harness racing together by coming down on a beautiful weekend afternoon. Buy your date a drink, then head upstairs for a Betting Basics course at 12:40 pm. Together, you’ll learn tips on how to read the program, place simple bets and more.

The Lunch Date:

Hungry for lunch? Cozy up in the Mid City Grill and get to know each other over a variety of delicious, vibrant dishes. Executive Chef Josef Schonauer and his team have created the perfect coupling of fresh and innovative, sourcing ingredients from local farmers to create a unique dining experience. Finish off the meal by sharing a sumptuous, Instagram-worthy dessert, all while enjoying the exhilaration of the horse races.

Ride in the Gate Date:

Century Downs also has services to give your day a special touch worth remembering. Give your date the gift of the ultimate view by treating them to a ride in the starting gate. They’ll sit up top with the starting gate announcer and experience the unbeatable sight of horses pacing to the gate. If your date is a horse-lover, you can also arrange for a private tour of the stables. Accompany them to the backstretch and see the majestic beauties up close while taking in a behind-the-scenes glance of racing at its best.

Friday Party Date:

Looking for a more energetic atmosphere? Swing by for a Home Stretch Friday. With post times starting at 5:45 PM, it’s the perfect way to end the week. Enjoy music on the Apron patio as you both indulge in the outdoor BBQ and bar. Spoil your date to an item off of the delectable smoked-meat menu and soak in the rays of the setting sun, local craft beer in hand. Cheer on your horse as they pass by, hooves pounding the track, making their way to the homestretch with your date by your side.

With a date like this, by the time the sun sets and the racing’s done, it won’t just be the drivers who are part of the winner’s circle.

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