Kentucky Derby Celebrations – New England Casinos

Kentuck Derby at Churchill Downs

Kentuck Derby at Churchill Downs

Where are you celebrating the “Run for the Roses?”

The Kentucky Derby is much more than a horse race.  Its traditions have over a century of history and pageantry.  The Garland of Roses, first established as part of the Derby celebration when they were presented to all the ladies attending a fashionable Louisville Derby party.  The famous Twin Spires were the finishing touches to the Grandstand in 1895.


Staying home, or celebration at a New England Casino?  Here is a list of where to celebrate and have some “Derby” Fun:

MAINE – Oxford Casino

Oxford Casino, Maine

Oxford Casino, Maine

Third Annual Derby Dash – Saturday, May 6, 2017, Noon – 6:00pm

Pick your favorite pony in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby & You could win a share of the Derby Dash Prize Pool.  We will start the pool at $10,000 Free Slot Play and add $10 every time someone enters, up to $20,000. Make your pick at any Promotional Kiosk between Noon and 6:00pm.

Prize Pool Split: – 50% to the first place horse
30% to the second place horse
20% to the third place horse

MAINE – Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Hollywood Casino, Bangor Maine

Enjoy non-stop simulcast action at the Race Book showing races from major tracks throughout the country! The Race Book features fourteen 55″ LED televisions surrounding a 110″ diagonal video wall.  Sat, May 6, scheduled to open early for Kentucky Derby at 10:30am – 11:30am

CONNECTICUT – Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Ballroom

Doors open at 10:00am.  Free Admission to watch the races, starting at 10:30.  With a $50 wager, it includes a free Kentucky Derby Glass and free Kentucky Derby Buffet coupon & mint julep with $50 wager.  Large screen TV’s, 15 betting windows, and a Kentucky Derby Hat contest. Enter the Derby Hat Contest and meet Anthony “The Big A” Stabile Radio Personality.

And in the Racebook,  reserved seating includes program and Kentucky Derby Hat.  Call Foxwoods for more information.  Wagering starts May 5th.

CONNECTICUT – Mohegan Sun Resort Casino

MoSun SignMohegan Sun Resort Casino – Kentucky Derby at Convention Center And Uncas Ballroom

May 6th, live from the comforts of the Uncas Ballroom. Get in close to all the action on 9 large race screens, 30 betting terminals and 1,000 seats.  Meet and mingle with Mike “Mut” Mutnansky, talk show host for WEEI Sports Radio, Mike Vesce, writer and workout analyst for DRF and Jim Mazur from Progressive Handicapping. Make a $25 wager and receive a commemorative Mohegan Sun Derby 2017 t-shirt while supplies last and with a $50 wager, receive a pass to the Derby Festival Buffet. Advance wagering in the Race Book is available on Friday, May 5th. Make a $50 advance wager on the Kentucky Derby and receive a souvenir cap! Windows open at 11:00am.

South Entrance – Twin River Casino, Lincoln, RI

RHODE ISLAND – Twin River Casino

Please Join us Saturday, May 6th for The Kentucky Derby.  Place your wagers in our 3rd floor nonsmoking Racebook or in the 2nd floor Racebook.



MASSACHUSETTS – Plainridge Park Casino & Raceway

Plainridge Park Casino

Plainridge Park Casino

From 2-4pm, in the Racebook, Enter to win a Yuengling Grizzly Cooler.  Free to enter, first floor simulcast level. Meet & Greet the Yuengling Girls and receive a free keychain.


That’s all for now.   AANNNDDDDn  THEY’RRE OFF!