-once you get inside, go to the booths on the far side near the winners circle as they are way less crowded than the ones just inside the entrance
-buy as much as you can carry- for example for $4 my first time in line I got: 2 beers (the max you can get at a time), a hot dog and a water
-try to get in the dollar line for the last time around race 5 (they close before race 7 so its a disaster to wait in lines around race 6)
-don't get nachos (more on that later)
After getting some energy back we headed over to check out the horses in the second race. This is serious business for some people. Ryan and Lindsey had actually been to the races before and had a general idea of what was going on - I was going based off which horse I thought was pretty and which horse had a cool name.
Soooo nachos- yup worst idea ever. Lindsey and I were both craving them after seeing people wandering around and stuffing their face with cheesy goodness. Turns out the only place that sold nachos was the Track Snack bar which had a line literally half the length of the race track. By that point we reeeeally wanted nachos so I stool in line while Lindsey and Ryan placed bets for the 5th race- so yup checked an item off my list by betting on #4 'No Baby' the favorite to win.
We left before the last race to avoid the massive crowd that was there that day but it was still a fun day- I definitely want to go back but maybe will avoid the dollar days crowds and go on a regular race day.