Celebrate thoroughbred racing’s biggest day at one of Virginia’s Off Track Betting (OTB) Centers where fancy hats, mint juleps and of course wagering, will take place. Churchill Downs, host track of the Kentucky Derby, has big stakes races all afternoon so come early on May 5th and stay through the “Run For The Roses” at 6:30 PM.
Come back to this page through late winter and early spring as more specific party details are announced. The Ponies & Pints OTB will again have a big indoor/outdoor bash in its large Shockoe Bottom parking lot featuring the area’s biggest Fancy Hat Contest, a disc jockey, VIP area and more. The Breakers OTB in Richmond’s west end will have a hat contest and special outdoor “Walk Up” advance Derby betting station for people who want to just bet the Derby but watch it at home. The Buckets OTB in Chesapeake will also have a big parking lot party and the newest Windmill OTB site in Collinsville (opening in late winter) will have plenty of room at the OTB itself and its hotel banquet rooms to accommodate many.
Advance betting on the Kentucky Derby is available at all OTBs on Friday May 4th — Kentucky Oaks Day. The Triple Crown season is right around the corner!