its not ruined. went the last two years in a row. A lot better food offered, good music great party scene and a lot more ways to do some betting on the things that are the real reason should be there for. These big races should be fueling the drive for the industry and just going to drink and party w/o enjoying the actually reason your there would be like going to the super bowl and not watching any of the game. Racing is incredibly exciting and fairly inexpensive to give you something to root for in between shotguns of beer.