Daytona Seashore is a superb place to go to within the winter. The solar is shining, the ocean is gorgeous and there's the Daytona 500 monitor and knowledge heart to go to. And proper subsequent to the Daytona 500, really within the car parking zone, there was a bit of outdated canine monitor.
It was good, however I all the time thought it was form of an odd place to place a greyhound monitor. Another person should have thought so too, as a result of they tore it down and constructed a brand new facility about three miles up the highway on Williamson Blvd.
I used to be fairly excited after I heard about it, however much more after I learn that it was going to be the primary licensed LEED greyhound park on this planet. To be licensed by LEED, it’s a must to construct in order to scale back your affect on the surroundings, which is an excellent concept in Florida.
Nicely, not solely did they try this to the purpose the place the bogs in the remaining rooms provide you with a alternative of how a lot water to flush with, however they've made a spot that makes "going to the canines" a fantastic expertise, and a really comfy one.
Inside, there are many giant display screen TV's displaying the dwell racing and the simulcasts from one of the best greyhound and horse tracks across the nation. I used to be there on Breeder's Cup Day and there was a giant crowd, however I nonetheless noticed each minute of the races.
There are seats for the dwell racing inside and in addition a pleasant space for eating and watching the races. For those who simply need to guess on simulcasts, there's even a separate room with many, many screens and betting machines and in addition totes.
Additionally outdoors – and that is my favourite solution to watch the races – there are Adirondack chairs so you’ll be able to sit again and actually loosen up with two cupholders on every chair in your drink. And the arms are good and large and flat, so you’ll be able to go over your program on it.
Sadly, on the day I went, there have been approach too many "T" races. I'd slightly see races the place the canines are picked by draw, slightly than by the racing secretary, however they had been good races nonetheless.
I used to be in a position to guess with out getting shut out and even bought a scorching canine and a drink with out standing in line for greater than a few minutes and the individuals who work there appear to be very pleasant and useful. I went there on a Saturday and there was a mixture of household teams and severe bettors.
For those who get an opportunity, go to Daytona Seashore Kennel Membership and don't neglect to recycle your program within the bins they’ve for it there. Additionally, on the way in which out, take a look at the present store the place you should buy objects and have the cash profit retired greyhounds. They deserve it after all of the pleasure they've given us with their racing efforts.