It’s horse racing’s biggest day and for the first time in four years, Virginia residents can bet the action at an in-state Off Track Betting (OTB) Center! Make plans to celebrate on Saturday May 6th at either Richmond area OTB location — Breakers Sports Grille at 9127 W. Broad Street in the west end, or Ponies & Pints at 110 N. 18th Street in Shockoe Bottom..
Betting on the big race is always available in advance the day before — on Friday May 5th — and of course, Derby Day itself beginning at 10 AM. Get your best Derby attire and fancy hats ready, and we guarantee that bartenders at both locations will have Mint Juleps flowing! The Derby will go to post at 6:34 PM, but the first race at Churchill Downs goes off at 10:30 AM, so the spend the day at either OTB and enjoy the festivities.
Breakers will have a Fancy Hat Contest at 5:30 PM and patrons can get a mint julep served in an official commemorative souvenir Derby glass! There will be an express window on the patio for customers who just want to make a Derby wager and watch the race at home or at a party. Churchill Downs past performance programs will be on sale for $1.50 and the Derby past performance sheet itself is available for free!
Ponies & Pints is taking the party outside to its parking lot where a disc jockey will keep things lively all day. There will be large flat screen TV’s showing Churchill Downs, many betting terminals, a VIP area, beer, food and mint julep stations. Here’s the best part — there will be a Fancy Hat Contest on stage immediately after the Derby where the winner gets $1,000! Appropriate Derby attire is strongly encouraged. Tickets for the VIP area are $50 and include two beverage tickets, food, private betting terminal and restroom and more. To reserve your VIP spot, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-716-4455.
Stop back here for more details as Derby Day gets closer.