Kentucky Derby Celebrations 2018

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

Derby Dash – SATURDAY, MAY 5, NOON TO 6:00PM

Pick your favorite pony in the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby and you could win a share of the Derby Dash prize pool of
up to $15,000* Free Slot Play.

We’ll start the pool at $5,000 and add $10 every time someone enters!
Make your pick at a promotional kiosk between Noon and 6:00pm** on Derby Day.

Terms and Conditions
No purchase necessary. Must be present to make picks and win. Choosing a scratched horse voids entry. See Guest Services for details and complete rules. Prize pool split: 50% to 1st place horse, 30% to 2nd place horse and 20% to 3rd place horse. Free Slot Play expires at 11:59pm.

* Maximum prize pool $15,000 Free Slot Play. **No entries will be accepted after 6:00pm.

  • Times
  • Noon – 6:00pm


CONNECTICUT – Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Pequot Grand Ballroom – 10AM

Hat Contest – Most Creative, Most Beautiful, Most Outragious

Meet Anthony “The Big A” Stabile Radio Personality at Horse Racing Network

Place $50 wager and receive one free food coupon for the Kentucky Derby Buffet with one free Mint Julep.

For information about reserved seating and more, click HERE.

CONNECTICUT – Mohegan Sun Resort Casino

MoSun Sign

Saturday, May 5th | Uncas Ballroom

10:00am – Doors open to the public

Receive a commemorative Mohegan Sun Derby 2018 T-shirt with $25 wager.*
Receive a pass to the Derby Festival buffet with a $50 wager

Open seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special Guest Handicappers
Mike “Mut” Mutnansky – Host of “Mut at Night” and Boston Red Sox host at WEEI
Bob Neumeier – Boston sports personality
Mike Vesce – Writer and workout analyst for DRF

Advance Wagering
Advance wagering is available in the Race Book on Friday, May 4th. Make a $50 advance wager on the Kentucky Derby and receive a souvenir cap. Race Book windows open at 11:00am on Friday, May 4th.


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





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