Over the past 18 months we’ve been extensively researching this imperative issue by conducting focus groups, collecting surveys, doing laboratory stuff, and doing more laboratory stuff.* We’ve boiled it down to 5 solid reasons why bringing a date to a PA track will make you look suave, seem important, and ultimately make your significant other fall head over heels. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the track-date-success ratio. It’s off the charts, people! Numbers don’t lie!
(One of our many Track Pack PA scientists)
So, here we go. 5 Reasons Why Bringing Your Date to the Track Will Get You Lucky:
1. You will appear smart.
Now, we're sure your quite clever as-is, so this will simply add to your intellectualism. Betting on horses is deceivingly easy. Really. Stick with Win, Place, Show and you’ll look just like Matthew McConaughey in that one betting movie. For brownie points, purchase a program and look at it intently for several minutes before every choice you make.
2. It’s cheap, so you don’t have to be.
Two dollars is the bet-minimum, beers are around the same, and food isn’t much more. Feel free to lavish your date in every amenity the track has to offer. Let them choose a horse because they like the name or because it’s pretty.
For example, check out some of the restaurants at Harrah's Philadelphia!
3. It’s a unique date, therefore making you a unique person.
What, are you gonna go see X-Men? How many X-Men movies do they need? The track isn't at the top-of-mind when someone thinks of date. It'll surprise and intrigue the person you're with, especially if they've never been!
4. It’s an exciting shared experience.
The track is a shared experience. You bet together, against each other, or all willy nilly- as long as your having fun. This prompts conversation, laughing, cheering and even hugging. There’s nothing quite like the final stretch of a photo-finish race. We’ve celebratory-hugged strangers at the track, it’s not a big deal.
5. It really is quite lovely.
All kidding aside, every PA track has beautiful scenery, and is an excellent place to go just to relax and have a good time.
*Although this isn’t true, that doesn’t mean this article is any less valid.
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